DeWitt ACADEMIA MIRABILIS New Models

The DeWitt Manufacture is marking its tenth anniversary by unveiling two new interpretations of its Academia Mirabilis watch, which this year comes robed in pink gold, white gold and titanium, matched with the soft hues of bronze- and glacier coloured PVD coating.

The Academia Mirabilis continues to flaunt its powerful masculinity with its uncompromising geometry, alongside DeWitt’s traditional 24 imperial columns sculpted in the flange, the notches on the bezel and the open-worked dial giving a plunging view into the heart of the movement.

Like the four o’clock flower, also known as Mirabilis, which opens at dusk, the subtly drawn open-work between 7 and 12 o’clock offers a view of the delicate gear trains, the fine sand-blasting of its main plate and its hand-crafted finishes. The layering of the various levels on the dial adds relief and gives the watch an impression of depth. The sunray decoration creates a uniquely shimmering effect. The 18 carat pink or white gold rings set off the notches of the titanium bezel with its bronze- or glacier-coloured PVD coating, giving it a very distinctive geometric look and an uncompromising aesthetic.

The 44 mm diameter case has a highly developed four-piece construction requiring over 200 operations, and houses a self-winding mechanical movement with a 48- hour power reserve. The watch’s 28,800 vibrations per hour ensure an extremely high level of accuracy. The black rubber strap also helps drive home its technical and avant-garde aesthetic.

At every level, this new timepiece lives up perfectly to the very high standards of finishing adopted by the DeWitt Manufacture, with surfaces polished, bead-blasted and bevelled. There is also a “W” engraved on the crown as well as on the buckle.

Technical details
Movement
Calibre: Reference DW0090
Mechanical self-winding movement
Diameter: 30.40 mm
Functions: Hours, minutes, central seconds
Power reserve: 48 hours
Rotor: DeWitt design in rose gold colour tone with open-work “W” signature
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Balance: 3-armed, made in Glucydur
Spiral: Flat
Escapement: 50° angle of lift
Jewelling 23 jewels
Number of components: 174

ACADEMIA MIRABILIS (AC.MI.003)

Case
Round case with Dewitt Imperial columns on sides and bezel
Material: 18-carat rose gold and titanium with bronze PVD treatment
Diameter: 44 mm
Total thickness: 13.25 mm
Crown: Titanium with bronze PVD treatment, polished, ring in blackened titanium, “W” signature
Case back: Sapphire crystal with safety screws
Distance between lugs: 21 mm
Water resistance 30 metres

Dial
Brown with sun motif at the centre, sunray motif on the rim.
Open-work between 7 and 12
Large Roman numerals at 3 and 6
Large and small rose gold colour markers between 12 and 6

Hands
Hours and minutes: open-work hands in the form of doubleedged swords
Seconds: thin, elegant central hand

Strap
Wristband: Black rubber
Buckle: Pin buckle in titanium with bronze PVD treatment, polished, engraved “W” signature

ACADEMIA MIRABILIS (AC.MI.004)

Case
Round case with Dewitt Imperial columns on sides and bezel
Material: 18-carat white gold and titanium with ice-blue PVD treatment
Diameter: 44 mm
Total thickness: 13.25 mm
Crown: Titanium with ice-blue PVD treatment, polished, ring in blackened titanium, “W” signature
Case back: Sapphire crystal with safety screws
Distance between lugs: 21 mm
Water resistance 30 metres

Dial
Black with sun motif at the centre, sunray motif on the rim.
Open-work between 7 and 12
Large Roman numerals at 3 and 6
Large and small rose gold colour markers between 12 and 6

Hands
Hours and minutes: open-work hands in the form of doubleedged swords
Seconds: thin, elegant central hand

Strap
Strap: Black rubber
Buckle: Pin buckle in titanium with ice-blue PVD treatment, polished, engraved “W” signature

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