DeWitt’s Diamond-Draped Tourbillon Watch Is a Nod to Napoléon

The fact that the new DeWitt Twenty-8-Eight Skeleton Tourbillon Set with Diamonds would be worthy of any royal’s wrist is no surprise considering that the Geneva-based horologist Jérôme DeWitt is the great grandson of King Léopold II of Belgium and a descendent of Napoléon Bonaparte. Named for the date on the French Republican Calendar when Bonaparte was announced Emperor of France, the regal timepiece carries a consort of 215 round diamonds draped over its skeletonized, sand-brushed-nickel silver ma…

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