The emblematic Academia Collection offers endless opportunities for stylistic evolutions and the introduction of the new Blackstream line reminds us once again of the creative power of the DeWitt Manufacture.
The Blackstream inspiration is to be found in the sporting world and is designed for a young, dynamic and sporty masculine clientele. In that respect, a streamline spirit of modern and fashionable velocity was instilled into this creation.
In the previous GMT3 model of the Academia collection, the three complications (Day & Night, dissociated date and second time zone) were displayed in a rather poetic way using daring colours and audacious representations on the Day & Night disc. Today, the Blackstream Triple Complication GMT3 has stylistically evolved in its shapes and colours.
The black and streamlined design comes from the aviation world and the lower hours counter immediately plunges us into the cockpit of a plane. Positioned at 3 and 9 o’clock, two aerodynamic “radiator-grilles” further emphasize the notion of speed and mechanics. Finally, the Day & Night disk and its elongated and rounded bridge remind us of the fuselage of a plane travelling through the sky.
The Blackstream Triple Complication GMT3 is propelled by a self-winding mechanical movement and has a power reserve of 42 hours. Its 44 mm round case is made of Grade 5 Titanium, black PVD and black rubber. The traditional 24 imperial columns obviously still adorn its flanks, however in a more discrete manner.
The bezel provides a stunning contrast with the “full black” spirit of the watch, as it does not reflect the colour of the columns. The movement and the quality of the finishings can be observed through the sapphire crystal back.
Model: Academia Blackstream Triple Complication GMT3 Limited Edition
Self-winding mechanical movement
Functions: Hours, minutes, GMT, Day & Night, Dissociated date
Reference: DW2041 (ETA 2893 with Agenhor module)
Power reserve: 42 hours
Vibrations: 28’800 A/h
Balance: 3-armed, made in Glucydur
Escapement: 510 angle of lift
Jewelling: 21 jewels
Diameter: 26,20 mm
Round-shaped, adorned with DeWitt’s imperial columns pattern on the flanks and bezel, polished and matt finishing
Material: Grade 5 Titanium and blackened PVD parts
Diameter: 44 mm
Total thickness: 13,25 mm
Crown: Grade 5 Titanium (DeWitt design) lockable crown adorned with a ring made in blackened Titanium and featuring the “W” signature
Distance between lugs: 21 mm
Case back: Sapphire crystal, secured with screws
Water-resistance: 50 meters
Black velvet colour tone with refined sunray pattern
Applied rhodium plated roman numerals
Night & Day display with a yellow sun and blue starlit night sky
Applied DeWitt signature at 6 o’clock
Hands: Hours and Minutes: open-worked hands in the shape of two-edged swords
Second time-zone: red open-worked hand in the shape of two-edged sword
Seconds: small blue special hand, shaped as a navigation tool
Mat black rubber with special DeWitt “imperial columns” pattern or mat black Alligator leather
Buckle: Triple-blade folding clasp in blackened PVD Grade 5 Titanium and with engraved “W” signature
Limited Edition of 250 pieces