DeWitt Academia Tourbillon Force Constante Mecanica Limited Edition

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.

Technical details
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
Balance-spring: Flat
Escapement: 52° angle of lift
Jewelling: 25 jewels

Rose or white gold; back secured with screws
Diameter: 43mm
Thickness: 12mm
Water resistance: 30 metres

Sunburst guilloche dial and gold

Alligator leather
Buckle: Folding clasp in rose or white gold

Limited edition

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