DeWitt - DeWitt  ACADEMIA MATHEMATICAL
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DeWitt - DeWitt  ACADEMIA MATHEMATICAL

DeWitt ACADEMIA MATHEMATICAL

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DeWitt ACADEMIA MATHEMATICAL

DeWitt unveils an extraordinary technical innovation, an automatic watch with a prestigious watchmaking tradition behind it – in the form of a mysterious watch that has no hands. Entirely designed and hand-assembled within the Manufacture by our own master watchmakers, the Academia Mathematical watch, DeWitt's 4th Concept Watch, is the fruit of months of research and development.
DeWitt's mystery watch concept bears witness to the passionate interest in mathematics shown by its founder, Jérôme de Witt. Far removed from the conventions of traditional watchmaking, the numerals indicating the hours and minutes give the impression that they have been scattered, thrown into chaos so that in the end they can give the precise time. There are no hands, but rather totally autonomous jumping numerals that come to life by lighting up in the centre of the watch to indicate the passage of time. It is thus that a grand watch complication, with its complex mechanisms and painstaking precision, places itself at the service of poetry.
 
Comprising 384 pieces, the Mathematical movement is based on the new DeWitt Manufacture automatic calibre, most of the components of which have been produced in-house, and all of which have been hand-assembled by our master watchmakers.
It operates at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour and features a screwed balance and a 48-hour power reserve. With its bridges decorated with both circular and bevelled Côtes de Genève patterns and its circular-grained mainplate, all the movement's finishes are hand-crafted.
Fitted with a 42.5 mm round case in 18-carat rose gold, the Academia Mathematical watch is adorned, like all DeWitt watch creations, with the brand's emblematic imperial columns.
 
An entire watch concept rather than just a watch
Its aesthetic design and mechanical structure reflect DeWitt's uniquely inventive approach to watchmaking, culminating in a myriad of fascinating calculations that drive relentlessly towards the nature of universal beauty.

Technical specifications

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Balance spring: Flat 

Calibre:

Reference: DW0101

Movement: Mechanical self-winding movement manufactured by DeWitt

Diameter: 35.1 mm

Functions: Hours and minutes

Power reserve: 48 hours

Frequency: 21,600 vph

Balance: Variable inertia balance

 

Escapement: 44° angle of lift

Jewelling: 52 jewels

Number of components: 384

Case:

Case: Round case with 24 Dewitt imperial columns on sides

Material: 18-carat rose gold and black rubber

Diameter: 42.5 mm

Total thickness: 14.30 mm

Crown: 18-carat rose gold, “W” signature

Case back: Open back, sapphire crystal with safety screws

Distance between lugs: 21 mm

Wristband:

Wristband: Black alligator

Buckle: Triple folding clasp, polished 18-carat rose gold cover with “W” signature

Other:

Water-resistance: 30 metres
 

Who's who

The DeWitt watch manufacture was founded in 2003 by Count Jérôme de Witt in order to create hand-crafted exceptional and innovative Master Complications. 
Count de Witt is a direct descendant of emperors and kings in Europe, including such illustrious ancestors as the Emperor Napoleon and King Jérôme of Westphalia with the closest relative being King Leopold II of Belgium, his great-grandfather.
The story of DeWitt is an integral part of the royal and imperial European History.
With such a strong and authentic heritage, DeWitt watches are immediately recognizable with their distinctive imperial column design.
His wife, Viviane de Witt, former owner and manager of a Paris auction house, author of four books on art including two on jewellers, took over general management of the company in March 2012. 
The couple runs today the manufacture in harmony with respect for values ​​and men, in a constant search for excellence, outstanding quality, and the most advanced horological innovations.
 
Far from the watch-making usual rules, their vision is to create non-conformist and bespoke hand-crafted watches for today’s Emperors.
 
DeWitt is a fully-fledged watch Manufacture that is both independent and self-sufficient in terms of production, where high-end watch movements are crafted and developed by hand. 
It employs 60 talented technicians, skilled master-watchmakers and passionate professionals.
Located in Meyrin-Geneva, Switzerland, the 5000 sqm of the DeWitt Manufacture houses all traditional watchmaking activities, from design right through to production and quality control, to guarantee that the unique manufacture calibres meet the highest Swiss quality standard.
 
600 existing watchmaking brands
Less than 18 capable of producing their own movements
4 with dial-makers in house
DeWitt is proud of it!
 
At DeWitt Manufacture, every timepiece is produced in limited editions or small series, around unique in-house Manufacture dials and calibres. All complication watches are made by one person for each watch, with the master watchmaker signing his masterpiece on the back of the case.
The manufacture also integrates the extremely complex know-how required for manufacturing its dials in-house, using traditional Métiers d’Art. Lacquer, enamel and guilloché dials are also hand-crafted in this workshop. As a watch is also a Piece of Art, the DeWitt Manufacture provides you the experience of unique design, technical excellence and individual service by creating your bespoke Haute Horlogerie timepiece. Tailor-made colours, special finishing, personal drawings or logos can be imagined to offer a unique custom-made creation, your own timepiece.
 
Furthermore, DeWitt is committed to perpetuate ancestral watchmaking traditions, as it is now one of the few remaining brands who practise the refined art of guilloché engraving on historical 18th and 19th century rose engines. 
On the other hand, the brand is obviously also equipped with ultra-modern machinery and the latest technologies in order to explore micromechanical solutions to practically any technical challenges. The Mathematical watch, an extraordinary technical innovation in the form of a watch that has no hand, and DeWitt 4th Concept Watch, is the perfect illustration of this know-how.The brand’s four men’s collections include the iconic Academia line, the architectural Twenty-8-Eight, the elegant Classic line, and the contemporary Glorious Knight timepieces. 
 
In 2016, the DeWitt Manufacture celebrates a year devoted to women and proposes now 5 collections dedicated exclusively to them: Alma, Blue Empire, Lady Pressy, Golden Afternoon and “Métiers d’Art”.
The DeWitt Museum, also located at the company headquarters, is the perfect illustration of this very special link with the history of watchmaking machinery. 
Displaying one of the world’s largest collections of tools with over 250 objects, the DeWitt Museum retraces almost three centuries of hand-crafted watchmaking.
 
Excellence, nobility, family passion and creativity are the values ​​that DeWitt stands for, in a bold vision that aims to build a different Haute Horlogerie, noble and authentic, combining ancestral expertise and exceptional technology.
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