DWISS is marking 10 years since its founding, and to celebrate its anniversary it is launching a Swiss-made automatic watch with a wandering hours display: the M3W.
The case’s design inspiration came from the previous model M3, which was produced in Switzerland and designed in the world’s first Watch Design Club, where 100 members came together to create a watch during 2020. The distinctive design of the M3 has already earned it two design awards, the ePDA and the Good Design Award, for a total of 13 design awards won by DWISS since its founding.
The difference between the new M3W and the previous M3 is that the anniversary-edition watch has a domed bezel and double domed sapphire crystal, along with its most important feature: a wandering hour module with three satellites disks over the skeleton dial that shows the modified Sellita SW-200 movement used in this collection.
The wandering hours concept was first created in the 17th century by the Campanus brothers. It consists of an arm with disks at the end that display the current hour and points to the minutes along an arc-shaped track. The system thus combines a digital display and an analog indication for an intuitive way of telling the time.
In recent years, some of the most prestigious watch brands have adapted this concept to produce incredible watches, and now DWISS has used it for a second time in its anniversary-edition timepieces.
The M3W collection is available in four dial colors: black with white indexes, blue with white indexes, green with white indexes, and white with black indexes. Super-LumiNova illuminates the display at night. The M3W uses blue BG-W9 and BL black NL for the black markers on the white-dial models.
The multi-piece 42-mm stainless-steel case of the M3W features deep recesses on the case sides and hex screws that flank the crown guards. Sharp edges separate brushed and polished surfaces. These include the circular brushed, domed bezel that surrounds the double-domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. A screw-down crown and screw-down transparent caseback provide the M3W with 200 meters of water resistance. The M3W is available in a limited series of 500 pieces. It is priced at $1,990 on a rubber strap and $2,190 on a stainless steel bracelet.
Visit the DWISS website for more information.