Drawing inspiration from its rich heritage, DeWitt creates timepieces featuring resolutely masculine lines and dimensions, imbued with an authentically contemporary spirit. A fine example of this consistently daring approach, the Academia Seconde Retrograde Serenity is an ultra-virile wristwatch in which the retrograde seconds are expressed in a decidedly modern way on a white gold fan-shaped display.
The beating heart of the Academia Seconde Retrograde Serenity is Calibre DW1002, a mechanical self-winding movement endowed with a comfortable 42-hour power reserve and housed within a powerful, angular case imbued with the Brand’s unmistakable aura of timeless imperial nobility.
The black dial enhanced with raised motifs highlights the retrograde seconds complication in an understated, elegant manner. Appearing at 6 o’clock in a “car radiator grill“ open-worked décor, the fan-shaped seconds hand performs a highly contemporary ballet: after gliding over the arc of a circle, the seconds hand gracefully jumps back to zero before resuming its dance across the streamlined counter.
The exquisitely meticulous finishing on this model testifies to exceptional expertise in fine craftsmanship. It is indeed the extreme care lavished on each and every detail that makes a DeWitt timepiece so infallibly recognisable. Technical details
Model: Academia Seconde Retrograde Serenity Limited Edition, Rose/White gold
Calibre DW1102 Mechanical self-winding
Power reserve: 42 hours
Movement thickness: 5.45mm
Movement diameter: 29.20mm
Vibrations: 28,800 AH
Balance: 3-armed, in Glucydur
Escapement: 52° angle of lift
Jewelling: 21 jewels
Rose or white gold; back secured with screws
Water resistance: 30 metres
Black with sunburst guilloché motif
Buckle: Folding clasp in rose or white gold