DeWitt

Ultimate Gift Guide 2014: Time Regained

The Gift A one-of-a-kind DeWitt minute repeater/split-seconds chronograph with a second time zone, based on an extremely rare vintage movement from the historic Vallée de Joux specialist Victorin Piguet. A visit to the DeWitt manufacture in Geneva to gain a detailed understanding of the wristwatch’s construction.  A visit to the de Witt family’s private museum dedicated […]

DeWitt’s Academia Model Gets a Rugged Renewal

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, DeWitt has redesigned its most popular watch model, the Academia, for a younger customer. The Academia’s signature columned bezel and case—which was previously produced in gold or titanium and priced at more than $20,000—comes in a new sporty steel version with a satin finish for $12,000. The movement has a […]

FrontRunners: Graceful Turn

The delicately feminine Dame de Pressy (www.dewitt.ch) ladies watch is not as great a departure as it might appear to be for DeWitt, a company known for its bold, technically complex timepieces. The $79,000 design required as much watchmaking know-how as any men’s edition. Adorned with 461 brilliant-cut diamonds of various sizes—set on the case […]

Silicium Hora Mundi

The Silicium Hora Mundi displays 24 capitals symbolizing the 24 time zones in the world. The second time zones are adjusted by means of the push piece at 2 o’clock. The time itself is adjusted by means of a discreet corrector flush with the middle part of the case at 5 o’clock. The Silicium Hora […]

Academia Tourbillon Différentiel Sport

Thanks to the patented differential system coupled with the tourbillon complication, this innovative movement makes it much easier and quicker to wind the watch. Inside Information: The Tourbillon Différentiel Sport won First Prize for Innovation in the Geneva Grand Prix for Watchmaking in 2005.

Academia Tourbillon Force Constante

The Force Constante is an innovation in tourbillions. The barrel spring transmits constant power to the tourbillon, regardless of the barrel’s state of wind. DeWitt’s design ensures that the mainspring always has more energy than is needed by the tourbillon regulator (covered by a DeWitt patent).