DeWitt Academia Quantième Perpétuel Sport

The new Academia Quantième Perpétuel Sport has been inspired from true racing machine which speeds up on a racing track under a speedy red circumstance. The main central applique travels from North to South and is bordered by two red and white lines symbolizing a fast but sinuous section of a racing track. A couple of thin red lines come rushing out the back of the DeWitt logo, just like the back lights of a car dashing through the night.

The character of the new Quantième Perpétuel Sport is further enhanced by its full titanium composition as well as the black radiator “grilles” positioned East and West. Case, bezel, crown, clasp and even screws are all in Grade 5 Titanium and present a particularly refined finishing: vertical satin-brushed on the case and circular satin-brushed on the bezel. Small black rubber inserts are positioned in between the columns on the side of the case as well as on the bezel to form a balanced alliance of hard and soft materials. This extremely precise mat finishing confers a lot of power to the watch and reinforces this high tech, mechanical sensation.

The two retrograde counters, positioned on top of the radiator “grilles” at 3 and 9 o’clock respectively indicate the date and days of the week with little red hands. The thin and elongated center seconds hand also stands out in a flashy red as it glides round the dial. At 12 o’clock, a circular counter displays the months and leap year indications and, finally, the moon-phase information is revealed in a window at 6 o’clock.

The Academia Quantième Perpétuel Sport fully complies with the very demanding finishing norms of the DeWitt Manufacture: satin-brushed surfaces, polishing and bevelling. The quality of the finishing can be observed through the sapphire crystal back, which also unveils a fine DeWitt rotor, designed in-house. Also, a miniature “W” signature is to be found on the crown and the Grade 5 Titanium triple-blade folding clasp features a “W” shaped cover. Academia Quantième Perpétuel Sport is entirely assembled, adjusted and tested by a single master watchmaker, from A to Z.

The timepiece is equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement with 42 hours of power reserve. 44 mm Grade 5 Titanium case with rubber inserts on case and bezel. Academia Quantième Perpétuel Sport is available in a limited edition of 50 pieces.

Technical details
Movement
Self-winding mechanical movement
Reference: DW 7004 (ETA 2892) with perpetual calendar Bi-Retrograde module by Agenhor.
Power reserve: 42 hours
Introduction: 2011
Vibrations: 28’800 A/h
Balance:3-armed, made in Glucydur
Balance-spring: Flat
Escapement: 510 angle of lift
Jewelling: 29 jewels
Diameter: 30 mm

Functions
Hours, minutes, center seconds and perpetual calendar Bi-Retrograde

Case
Round-shaped, adorned with DeWitt’s imperial columns pattern on the flanks and bezel with matt satin-brushed finishing
Material: Grade 5 Titanium with black rubber inserts on case and bezel
Diameter: 44 mm
Total thickness: 12,05 mm
Crown: Grade 5 Titanium (DeWitt design) adorned with a ring made in blackened Titanium and featuring the “W” signature
Correctors: Four correctors for setting the perpetual calendar indications are situated on the case flanks, respectively at 2, 4, 8 and 10 o’clock
Distance between lugs: 21 mm
Case back: Sapphire crystal, secured with screws
Water-resistance: 30 meters

Dial
Central applique and radiator “grilles”
Circular counter displaying the months and leap year indications at 12 o’clock. Moon-phase window at 6 o’clock
Bi-retrograde counters with date and day indications respectively positioned at 3 and 9 o’clock.

Hands
Hours and Minutes: Rhodium-plated open-worked hands in the shape of two-edged swords
Thin and elegant center seconds hand
Small red hands for perpetual calendar indications.

Wristband
Wristband: Mat black alligator leather with double red stitching.
Buckle: Grade 5 Titanium triple-blade folding clasp with “W” shaped cover

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