DeWitt’s Academia Endless Drive, which will be unveiled at SIHH next week, has an endless screw as the dial’s distinguishing feature.
The rotating endless screw is a nod to automotive mechanics, the field of inspiration preferred by the brand’s founder, Count Jérôme de Witt.
The watch is designed with a link from its winding mechanism the helical screw, so that as the 59-hour power reserve decreases, the screw rotates. When the barrel is wound, the screw slides on its longitudinal axis.
It is housed in a 42.5 mm diameter 18ct rose gold case on a black rubber strap.