Dornblueth & Sohn Quintus 38.5 Power Reserve Engraved Dial

Calibre 2010.2 with power reserve display and sub seconds - 38.5 mm
• Watch diameter (mm): 38.5
• Watch height (mm): 10.0
• Lug width (mm): 20
• Lug to lug (mm): 48
• Case back: Transparent
• Case finish: Mixed
• Case metal: Stainless steel
• Dial color: Silver/White
• Front crystal: Sapphire
• Movement: Manual mechanical
• Strap or bracelet: Strap
• Manufacturer's limited warranty: 2 years
• Warranty service: Dirk Dornblueth

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Dornblueth & Sohn Quintus 38.5 Power Reserve Engraved Dial
Dornblueth & Sohn Quintus 38.5 Power Reserve Engraved Dial

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Dornblueth & Sohn Quintus 38.5 Power Reserve Engraved Dial
Dornblueth & Sohn Quintus 38.5 Power Reserve Engraved Dial
Dornblueth & Sohn Quintus Power Reserve Engraved Dial
Dornblueth & Sohn Quintus 38.5 Power Reserve Engraved Dial
Product Details

The Dornblueth & Sohn Quintus watches are now available in two case sizes - 38.5 mm and 40.0 mm.

This Quintus model is housed in a 38.5 mm case and is perfect for medium to smaller wrist sizes.

50th Anniversary Watch With In-House Movement

Dornblueth & Sohn watches have always been very difficult for us to keep in stock.

One of the very factors that makes Dornblueth & Sohn watches so collectible is the same cause of the stocking issue - extremely low production with wait times of up to 18 months.

And the Dornblueth & Sohn Quintus Power Reserve with Dirk's in-house movement is currently the most difficult to obtain.

This watch celebrates Dirk's father 50th anniversary in the watchmaking craft, and more importantly is the culmination of years of research, testing and effort to design and build a new in-house calibre.

The Quintus Power Reserve Design

This watch features the Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 2010.2 which was both developed and created from Dirk's workshops in Kalbe, Germany.

Among the many amazing features of this new movement is the patent pending double barrel Maltese cross spring providing a linear torque of power to the movement.

In most mechanical watches, the run rate and timekeeping are different when the movement is fully wound in comparison to when it runs down.

Dirk's solution is a 52 hour power reserve system that stabilizes the consumption of power by the watch resulting in more consistent timekeeping regardless of the tension on the main spring.

A Power Reserve Indicator That Really Works

This watch features one of the most accurate power reserve indicators designed for a mechanical watch.

Dirk obsesses over the accuracy of the power reserve display, whose accuracy in most mechanical watches decreases as the main spring releases tension.  Dirk has used a different gearing system to design his power reserve indicator and his tests show that the rate of decrease is indeed more linear to the release of tension on the main spring.

Translation: a more accurate way to tell when your watch should be wound.

The movement is beautifully finished and decorated by hand.

The Dornblueth & Sohn Quintus 38.5 Power Reserve incorporates a Glucydur screw balance with Nivarox-1-Breguet spring along with Swan-neck fine adjustment on hand-engraved balance cock.

As is traditional for watches made in the Glashutte region of Germany, this watch features a 3/4 plate, screwed gold chatons and elaborate hand decoration and finish.

The movement is finished with applied rose gold, while yellow gold is used to indicate the manufactory name and serial number.  The front of the watch is fitted with a slightly domed sapphire crystal with interior anti-reflective coating, while the back uses a screwed sapphire back display.

Hand Engraved Dial

The dial is created in-house using the same engraving techniques used to produce old pendulum clocks.  The dial surface is finished with a silky matte surface (this finish was applied in historical ship chronometers).

After the dial is engraved, Dirk applies black to the engraved areas for a clear high contrast display.  The hour and minute hands are centrally mounted with the seconds display at 6 and power reserve (Auf & Ab) at 12.

In Summary, An Amazing and Rare Watch

This watch represents the very best of Dornblueth & Sohn.

As in all of his watches, Dirk has no CNC computer machines on premises to make his watches.  His watches are among the very highest in the industry to use hand workmanship rather than computer code.

And his calibre 2010.2 is not only an engineering feat but also a beautifully designed, finished and decorated component of the Quintus 38.5 Power Reserve.

This watch ships on a 20 mm calf leather Dornblueth strap of Dirk's preferred color for this watch - matte black with Dornblueth stamped tang buckle. 

This watch is water resistant to 30 meters.

How Can I Purchase This Watch?

This watch is offered on a reservation-only basis due to demand far exceeding supply.

If you would like to own this watch, please follow the link below to learn about the reservations process.  Watches will be delivered in the exact order in which we receive your reservation.

To make a reservation and to learn more about delivery estimates please click here.

Watch specifications are provided by the respective watch manufacturer and/or other sources. Although we use best efforts to provide accurate information, we reserve the right to make corrections when advised of specification changes and/or content errors.

WatchBuys has been working with Dirk Dornblueth and his team as their official North American distributor since his very early days.

We are honored to have been selected by Dirk to represent both his watches and his brand.

Our long association with Dornblueth & Sohn ensures that we know not only their watches, but also their manufacturing processes, movement designs and delivery timelines.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at (888) 333-4895 to speak with us about Dornblueth & Sohn watches.  We'll take the time to answer your questions in detail and to provide advice on selecting a new watch.

We visit Dirk each year at his workshops in Kalbe, Germany to stay up to date on all new models.

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