DeWitt New Academia Steel Grande Date and Hora Mundi Limited Editions

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of its Manufacture, Dewitt is demonstrating its innovative side by launching the very first steel version of its iconic Academia timepiece in a limited series of 200 in 2013.

With a young, contemporary and trendy feel, the New Academia Steel updates the Dewitt DNA with an avant-garde “sporty-chic” design, targeting a young, dynamic clientele, passionate about watches.

The New Academia Steel meets the very highest standards of finish adopted by the DeWitt Manufacture: satin-finished, polished and chamfered surfaces. This high quality work can be seen through the sapphire crystal case back, also revealing a delicate DeWitt rotor.

Featuring the famous DeWitt imperial column motif and with the exclusive notched bezel of the Academia, the model either comes with a sleek steel strap, a first for the watchmaker, or a resolutely contemporary rubber strap. There are also two small “W” signatures on the crown and on the buckle.

There are two equally avant-garde ways of telling the time on offer, with the Grande Date and Hora Mundi versions of the dials, crafted in their entirety at the Manufacture and illustrating once again Dewitt’s watchmaking excellence. The New Academia Steel celebrates the anniversary of the Dewitt Manufacture with all the artistry and expertise of the great Swiss tradition of watchmaking.

ACADEMIA STEEL GRANDE DATE (NAC.GDE.001)

Movement
Calibre: Reference DW1501
Mechanical self-winding movement
Diameter: 30 mm
Functions: Hours, minutes, big date
Power reserve: 42 hours
Rotor: Dewitt design with “Côtes de Genève” pattern
Vibrations: 28,800 vph
Balance: 3-armed, made in Glucydur
Jewelling: 48 jewels

Case
Case: Round with 24 DeWitt Imperial columns on the bezel
Material: Steel
Diameter: 43 mm
Total thickness: 10.21 mm
Crown: Steel, Dewitt design, polished, embossed “W” signature
Case back: Sapphire crystal with safety screws
Distance between lugs: 21 mm
Water resistance 30 metres

Dial
Black dial with sunray pattern
Silvered Roman numeral appliques
Date aperture at 12 o’clock
Hours engraved on silvered central appliqué
Silvered flange with index appliqués

Hands
Hours and minutes: open-work hands in the shape of doubleedged swords
Seconds: black

Bracelet
Bracelet Steel or rubber strap
Buckle Folding clasp, polished, engraved “W” signature

Edition
Limited Edition: 200 Pieces

ACADEMIA STEEL HORA MUNDI (NAC.HMI.001)

Movement
Calibre: Reference DW2021
Mechanical self-winding movement
Diameter: 26.20 mm
Functions: Hours, minutes, date, dual time zone
Power reserve: 42 hours
Rotor: Dewitt design with “Côtes de Genève” pattern
Vibrations: 28,800 vph
Balance: 3-armed, made in Glucydur
Jewelling: 46 jewels

Case
Round case with 24 DeWitt Imperial columns on the bezel
Material: Steel
Diameter: 43 mm
Total thickness: 10.21 mm
Crown: Steel, DeWitt design, polished, “W” signature
Case back: Sapphire crystal with safety screws
Distance between lugs:  21 mm
Water resistance: 30 metres

Dial
Black dial with sunray pattern
Roman numeral appliques and grey colour tone railroad
Silvered central applique with date
Dual time zone and the indication of 24 international cities

Hands
Hours and minutes: open-work hands in the shape of doubleedged swords
Seconds: black

Bracelet
Bracelet Steel or rubber strap
Buckle Folding clasp, polished, engraved “W” signature

Edition
Limited Edition: 200 Pieces

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