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DeWitt new Academia Steel Grande Date and Hora Mundi

by Rachael Miller
26 March, 2013
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DeWitt New Academia Steel

Despite an aristocratic heritage linking directly back to the Emperor Napoleon, DeWitt still knows how to reach out to a young, contemporary and trendy audience.

The New Academia Steel updates the DeWitt DNA with an avant-garde “sporty-chic” design, targeting a young, dynamic clientele, passionate about watches.

Limited to 200 pieces, the New Academia Steel meets the very highest standards of finish adopted by the DeWitt manufacture: satin-finished, polished and chamfered surfaces. This high quality work can be seen through the sapphire crystal case back, also revealing a delicate DeWitt rotor.

DeWitt Grande Academia Steel collection

Featuring the famous DeWitt imperial column motif and with the exclusive notched bezel of the Academia, the model either comes with a sleek steel strap, a first for the watchmaker, or a resolutely contemporary rubber strap.

There are also two small “W” signatures on the crown and on the buckle.

There are two equally avant-garde ways of telling the time on offer, with the Grande Date and Hora Mundi versions of the dials, crafted in their entirety at the Manufacture and illustrating once again Dewitt’s watchmaking excellence.

The New Academia Steel celebrates the anniversary of the Dewitt Manufacture with all the artistry and expertise of the great Swiss tradition of watchmaking

Specifications

New Academia steel Grande Date
NAC.GDE.001

Calibre

Reference DW1501
Movement Mechanical self-winding movement
Diameter 30 mm
Functions Hours, minutes, big date
Power reserve 42 hours
Rotor Dewitt design with “Côtes de Genève” pattern
Vibrations 28’800 A/h
Balance 3-armed, made in Glucydur
Jewelling 48 jewels

Case

Round with 24 DeWitt Imperial columns on the bezel
Material Steel
Diameter 43 mm
Total thickness 10.21 mm
Crown Steel, DeWitt design, polished, embossed “W” signature
Case back Sapphire crystal with safety screws
Distance between lugs 21 mm

Dial

Dial Black colour tone with sunray pattern. Silvered Roman numeral appliques. Date aperture at 12 o’clock. Hours engraved on silvered central applique. Silvered flange with index appliques. Hands Hours and minutes: open-work hands in the shape of doubleedged swords
Seconds: black

Bracelet
Steel or rubber strap
Buckle Folding clasp, polished, engraved “W” signature

Water resistance 30 metres

Limited edition: 200 pieces

New Academia steel Hora Mundi
NAC.HMI.001

Calibre

Reference DW2021
Movement Mechanical self-winding movement
Diameter 26.20 mm
Functions Hours, minutes, date, dual time zone
Power reserve 42 hours
Rotor DeWitt design with “Côtes de Genève” pattern
Vibrations 28’800 A/h
Balance 3-armed, made in Glucydur
Jewelling 46 jewels

Case

Case Round with 24 DeWitt Imperial columns on the bezel
Material Steel
Diameter 43 mm
Total thickness 10.21 mm
Crown Steel, DeWitt design, polished, “W” signature
Case back Sapphire crystal with safety screws
Distance between lugs 21 mm

Dial

Black colour tone with sunray pattern, Roman numeral appliques and grey colour tone railroad. Silvered central applique with date, dual time zone and the indication of 24 international cities
Hands Hours and minutes: open-work hands in the shape of doubleedged
swords
Seconds: black

Bracelet

Steel or rubber strap
Buckle Folding clasp, polished, engraved “W” signature

Water resistance 30 metres

Limited edition: 200 pieces

 

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Rachael is a journalist with a love of fashion and watches. No one would believe that behind her carefree smile she harbours a deep dislike of raisins. Rachael reports on fashion watches, handling special assignments with an emphasis on watches for women.

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