The old and overlooked moon-phase complication is on the rise both technically and cosmetically…
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 […]
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 […]
Though it was one of DeWitt’s early designs, the case of Dame de Pressy is a shape that the company did not produce in large numbers. But when paired with a skeletonized movement, the resulting ladies’ watch exhibits a visual energy that its designers probably never intended. The skeleton format employed in the 25-piece limited edition DeWitt […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.