DeWitt Manufacture has presented its latest, gold-specked timepiece whose bold design it hopes will deliver shining sales.
The Academia Out of Time has a dial lacquered in a chocolate colour tone highlighted by specks of gold.
DeWitt says it has built up the skills and know-how to manufacture extremely complex dials in-house, perpetuating and advancing traditional artistic crafts, guilloché-work, enamelling and lacquering so all dials can be crafted by hand.
The Academia Out of Time watch is equipped with two elaborate complications: a dead-beat seconds hand, which serves as both a regulator and an indicator of the seconds function in the display at 4 o’clock, and a free seconds hand, a DeWitt invention, in the display at 8 o’clock.
These two functions represent the opposition between real time, in the form of regulator function of the dead-beat seconds hand that momentarily halts at each second, and virtual time.
Jérôme de Witt is the man behind the patented invention and has aimed to deliver a combination of bold design and a grand watch complication.