Introducing The New Dornblüth 99.6-M Mondphase
 

Introducing The New Dornblüth 99.6-M Mondphase

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Tim Vaux

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The talented team at Dornblüth announce their latest model in their range, and this time it features a complication that’s out of this world...

The Kalbe based brand look to making the most of their new 40mm case introduced in October last year by also introduced a first for the brand in the form of a brand new complication, a moonphase. It’s not just a moonphase we get on the 99.6M however, as a power reserve, running seconds and a central countdown display make up this new release.

The New Dornblüth 99.6-M Mondphase - Image Credit: Dornblüth & Sohn

This announcement also comes with a lovely quote from the dedicated team at Dornblüth:

“The moon goes through twelve phases every year. After a new moon, the moon waxes for 14 days, slowly the earth‘s companion comes out of the shadow, a delicate crescent becomes a half-moon. The half-moon gradually turns into a perfectly round disc, then the full moon bathes the earth in its pale light at night. Without delay, the moon then wanes, only to hide in its shadow again after about 29 1⁄2 days. This regular cycle has accompanied us since humans existed, who have always looked up to the sky with wonder and awe, thus dividing the year into twelve months.

We celebrate Easter every spring, and in doing so we also orient ourselves to the moon, since it always takes place after the first full moon after the equinox. This is also the case this year in which many things being different from previous years.

The Moon, however, will always accompany us through our lives as a reliable resting place, reminding us with its unshakable cycle that hard times on earth will be followed by good times
again.

With this thought in mind, we are pleased to present our new model to you this spring: With the new complication of the 99.6-Medium we pay tribute to our beloved Earth satellite in our own way, and hopefully give you back some joy in this difficult time.

Stay safe and healthy,

Your D.Dornblüth & Sohn-Team”

The New Dornblüth 99.6-M Mondphase - Image Credit: Dornblüth & Sohn

Statistics

  • 40mm case
  • 11mm thick
  • sapphire glass
  • central display of hours and minutes
  • power reserve scale at “3 o’clock”
  • oversized eccentric second display at “9 o’clock”
  • moon phase with circular moon at “6 o’clock” and central countdown display
  • Movement height 4.4 mm
  • 20 oversized eccentric second display
  • power reserve indicator by means of the bevel gear differential
  • sweeping moon phase with corrector pusher at “4 o‘clock”
  • Please reach out to Dornblüth & Sohn for information on pricing

Initial Thoughts

The New Dornblüth 99.6-M Mondphase - Image Credit: Dornblüth & Sohn

This is a fantastic example of a brand exploring its natural progression to the fullest. It feels like Dornblüth raised the bar in Q4 of 2019 with the Quintus-2010 Kraftzwölf, 99.1 Medium and Quintus-2010 Jubilar models so it’s wonderful to see them continue to innovate and evolve as does the market these creations live in. For me, the dimensions are the most important aspects of a watch. Fortunately, the 99.6M shines in this category. Oh, and if some of the straps in the lifestyle images look familiar that’s becuase they are! - they’re the Contoured Italian Leather, available here.

Who are Dornblüth & Sohn?

Dornblüth & Sohn are a small team of dedicated watchmakers and enthusiasts based in Kalbe Germany creating genuine handmade watch for an extremely respectable and commendable price tag. Click here to find out more.

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