With the limited edition Academia Tourbillon Force Constante Mecanica watch, Montres DeWitt is once again displaying noteworthy creativity by enriching its legendary constant-force tourbillon with a dial featuring a revolutionary design.
Presented as a world first at Baselworld 2006, the ingenious regulation system incorporated within the Tourbillon Force Constante Academia, has been entirely revisited by the DeWitt master-watchmakers, and the completely redesigned movement can be admired on the dial of this new model. Its previously off-centred hand-setting is now located in the middle of the dial on the Academia Tourbillon Force Constante Mecanica, thereby considerably facilitating time read-off.
The aesthetic of this model has also been revamped to enhance its modern appeal. Inspired by its inherently avant-garde nature, DeWitt wished to endow its creation with a powerful masculine appearance that is the timeless signature of the Geneva-based watchmaker. The upper part of the black sunburst dial on the Academia Tourbillon Force Constante Mecanica has thus been embellished with a “car radiator grille” motif surrounded by a rhodium-plated ring. The openings revealing the tourbillon and the movement regulating organ have been fitted with a tinted glass, a visually appealing system that lends a mysterious contemporary elegance to this distinguished timepiece.
Equipped with the mechanical hand-wound DW8003 movement, the Academia Tourbillon Force Constante Mecanica embodies the original constant-force principle, which involves integrating a regularity-enhancing additional mechanism within a traditional movement. Between the initial moment of winding the watch and the end of the power reserve, the constant-force device serves to transmit regular and identical energy impulses, whatever the degree of tension of the barrel spring.
Model: Academia Tourbillon Force Constante Mecanica Limited Edition, Rose/White gold
Calibre DW8003, Mechanical hand-wound
Power reserve: 72 hours
Movement thickness: 7.8mm
Movement diameter: 30mm
Vibrations: 21,600 AH
Balance: 4-armed Gyromax
Escapement: 52° angle of lift
Jewelling: 25 jewels
Rose or white gold; back secured with screws
Water resistance: 30 metres
Sunburst guilloche dial and gold
Buckle: Folding clasp in rose or white gold