Friday, August 28, 2015

DeWitt Academia Out of Time

for ONLY WATCH 2015 -

Courtesy of DeWitt
And here's the scoop, straight from Planet DeWitt -

The DeWitt Manufacture is honoured to be participating in the Only Watch 2015 auction to support research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The event will take place in Monaco on the 7th November under the patronage and in the presence of HSH Prince Albert II.

Participating in each sale since 2005, DeWitt will this year unveil a new and truly exceptional creation: the Academia Out of Time Unique Piece watch. 

Courtesy of DeWitt

The Academia Out of Time watch is driven by a self-winding DeWitt calibre, entirely developed, produced and assembled by hand by our master watchmakers at the Meyrin Manufacture in Geneva, Switzerland.
The mastermind behind this patented invention, Jérôme de Witt, the founder of the Manufacture, gives us a highly personal interpretation of time with a combination of a bold design and a grand watch complication.
This innovative watch structure is made up of the automatic DeWitt calibre and two elaborate complications: 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 symbolise the contrast between real time on one hand, and on the other, virtual time, which cannot be controlled, measured or recovered.

The motif on the dial – a mist given off by mountains and rising towards a clear, starry sky – seems to encourage having faith in life. It is depicted against a sky blue lacquer background highlighted by specks of silver.
A symbolic invention with an innovative technical approach. 

So there you have it!

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