DeWitt unveils an extraordinary technical innovation, an automatic watch with a prestigious watchmaking tradition behind it – in the form of a mysterious watch that has no hands. Entirely designed and hand-assembled within the Manufacture by master watchmakers, the Academia Mathematical watch, DeWitt’s 4th Concept Watch, is the fruit of months of research and development.
DeWitt’s mystery watch concept bears witness to the passionate interest in mathematics shown by its founder, Jérôme de Witt. Far removed from the conventions of traditional watchmaking, the numerals indicating the hours and minutes give the impression that they have been scattered, thrown into chaos so that in the end they can give the precise time. There are no hands, but rather totally autonomous jumping numerals that come to life by lighting up in the centre of the watch to indicate the passage of time. It is thus that a grand watch complication, with its complex mechanisms and painstaking precision, places itself at the service of poetry.
Comprising 384 pieces, the Mathematical movement is based on the new DeWitt Manufacture automatic calibre, most of the components of which have been produced in-house, and all of which have been hand-assembled by master watchmakers.
It operates at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour and features a screwed balance and a 48-hour power reserve. With its bridges decorated with both circular and bevelled Côtes de Genève patterns and its circular-grained main plate, all the movement’s finishes are hand-crafted. Fitted with a 42.5 mm round case in 18-carat rose gold, the Academia Mathematical watch is adorned, like all DeWitt watch creations, with the brand’s emblematic imperial columns.
Model: Academia Mathematical
Mechanical self-winding movement manufactured by DeWitt
Diameter: 35.1 mm
Functions: Hours and minutes
Power reserve: 48 hours
Frequency: 21,600 vph
Balance: Variable intertia balance
Balance spring: Flat
Escapement: 44° angle of lift
Jewelling: 52 jewels
Number of components: 384
Round case with 24 Dewitt imperial columns on sides
Material: 18-carat rose gold and black rubber
Diameter: 42.5 mm
Total thickness: 11.90 mm
Crown: 18-carat rose gold, polished, ring in blackened titanium, “W” signature
Case back Open back, sapphire crystal with safety screws
Distance between lugs: 23 mm
Water-resistance: 30 metres
Triple folding clasp, polished 18-carat rose gold cover with “W” signature