D.Dornblüth & Sohn 99.3 - Date, small second & power reserve
You know when you get a call from a collector you are in for something special. You probably haven't heard from D.Dornblüth & Sohn but rest assured, its worth the read.
It all started on a gloomy November evening in 1959 when the watchmaker Dieter Dornblüth designed his first own movement. He had just finished his movement plans when he was called to Kalbe, Saxony-Anhalt, to take over the abandoned watchmaker business of Elsa and Paul Beckmann. The dream of his own Dornblüth caliber vanished in one of the drawers. Until October 1st, 1999, Dieter’s son Dirk Dornblüth, already master watchmaker himself, presented a stainless steel wristwatch that he had created all by himself. His father revealed the story about his long forgotten plans of an own movement which he had kept to himself for the last 40 years. That same evening father and son started to sketch out the design of a possible base caliber on a paper napkin.
With the Dornblüth calibers, father and son prove that own ideas in the art of watchmaking do not necessarily need sophisticated CNC technique, but that even today passionate and dedicated watchmakers can create own handcrafted precision watches using only traditional tools and machines. However, this requires a limitation in quantity: the monthly output of the Dornblüth manufacture will not exceed more than a few pieces per month.
The D.Dornblüth & Sohn 99.3 presented here is a unique piece, the ceramic "Salmon" dial has been requested by a collector and only one piece has been manufactured.
On the dial, a power reserve indicator, a date indicator and a small second. On the back a open case back to admire the hand made 99.3 calibre of D.Dornblüth & Sohn.
If you don't feel like wearing it, just put it in its box and use it as a table clock. (See Pictures)
If you desire to take a closer look at this precious timepiece, don't hesitate to contact us and make an appointment.
We are based in Ghent, Belgium
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Free parking available on site.
No stock kept on site