After rendering this iconic timepiece in black, blue and white shades of lacquer, the DeWitt Manufacture now presents the Academia Out of Time with its dial lacquered in a chocolate color, highlighted by specks of gold.
De Witt is known for its extremely complex, in-house built dials, showing artistic crafts like guilloché-work, enamelling and lacquering. Hence, all dials are entirely crafted by hand.
The Academia Out of Time combines a bold interpretation of time with a unique design and a grand watch complication: a dead-beat seconds hand, which serves as both a regulator and an indicator of the seconds function in the display at 4 o’clock, and a free seconds hand, a DeWitt invention, in the display at 8 o’clock. These two functions represent the opposition between real time, in the form of regulator function of the dead-beat seconds hand that momentarily halts at each second, and virtual time, freely following its wild and endless course.
The dial is, like mentioned above, lacquered in a gorgeous chocolate tone with golden highlights. It harmonizes beautifully with the rose gold case and is protected by a sapphire crystal.
Creating an interplay of contrasting effects through the combination of traditional and innovative materials, the Academia Out of Time’s case is crafted in rose gold and black rubber, with a subtle recreation of the famous imperial columns, the distinctive signature of DeWitt watch creations. The round case measures 42.5 mm in diameter. It houses the DeWitt calibre indicating hours, minutes and seconds. It is entirely developed, produced and assembled by hand by the master watchmakers of the Maison in Geneva. The calibre DW5051 is robust and reliable with its 21,600 vibrations per hour and a generous 59-hour power reserve. The movement can be watched through the sapphire crystal case back.
The DeWitt Academia Out of Time comes on a brown alligator strap featuring a rose gold triple folding clasp.