The new Classic Jumping Hour collection proudly displays aesthetic creativity and watchmaking expertise of Switzerland based DeWitt Manufacture. These latest addition to the DeWitt CLASSIC collection is visually striking and has a bold, classic style offering a new way to read the time.
The 40 mm diameter rose gold case is decorated with DeWitt’s signature, the famous imperial columns. In the spirit of simplicity and elegance it exudes an impression of extreme delicacy enhanced by its scalloped profile and the soft curved lines of the lugs.
The new CLASSIC watch houses a mechanical self-winding movement with jumping hour display, minutes and seconds, and a power reserve of approximately 42 hours. In a warm tribute to mechanical watchmaking so dear to Jérôme de Witt, founder of the Manufacture, the jumping hour offers a fun and unusual way of telling the time. The hour is not indicated by a central hand but by a disk appearing through a wide aperture at 9 o’clock. The hour change occurs instantaneously by a jump every 60 minutes.
This Fine Watchmaking feature gives the CLASSIC watch a new face that stands out with resolutely contemporary asymmetry. With two intersecting counters and an offcentre aperture the watch’s dial stands out with its circular geometry: sunray pattern, circle appliques and engravings overlap in an interplay of reliefs and depths. The dual nature of dials, available in black, white andblue, is enhanced by the contrast of the rose gold colour-tone appliques with the radiating reflections of the background.
The meticulous finish of this piece demonstrates exceptional skill and craftsmanship. The care given to every detail is what distinguishes a DeWitt timepiece. This search for aesthetic and technical perfection is the true signature of DeWitt’s master watchmakers and dial-makers.
Model: CLASSIC Jumping Hour
Calibre Reference DW.HSA
Mechanical self-winding movement
Diameter: 26.20 mm
Functions: Jumping hours, minutes, seconds
Power reserve: 42 hours
Rotor: Dewitt design with “Côtes de Genève” pattern
Vibrations: 28,800 vph
Balance: 3-armed, made in Glucydur
Jewelling: 21 jewels
18-carat rose gold Round case with DeWitt imperial columns on the sides
Diameter: 40 mm
Total thickness: 10.6 mm
Crown: 18-carat rose gold, polished and brushed, “W” signature
Case back: Sapphire crystal
Distance between lugs: 20 mm
Water-resistance: 30 metres
– CLASSIC JUMPING HOUR CLA.HSA.002: White dial with sunray pattern. Hour aperture and minute counter at 9 o’clock, seconds counter at 3 o’clock. Counters with circle appliques in rose gold colour tone
– CLASSIC JUMPING HOUR CLA.HSA.004: Blue dial with sunray pattern. Hour aperture and minute counter at 9 o’clock, seconds counter at 3 o’clock.Grey counters with circle appliques in rose gold colour tone
– CLASSIC JUMPING HOUR CLA.HSA.005: Black dial with sunray pattern. Hour aperture and minute counter at 9 o’clock, seconds counter at 3 o’clock. Grey counters with circle appliques in rose gold colour tone
Minutes and seconds: thin and elegant, black colour tone
Black alligator strap
18-carat rose gold pin buckle, polished, engraved “W” signature