DeWitt Academia Seconde Retrograde Serenity

DeWitt Academia Seconde Retrograde Serenity

Drawing inspiration from its rich heritage, DeWitt creates timepieces featuring resolutely masculine lines and dimensions, imbued with an authentically contemporary spirit. The Academia Seconde Retrograde Serenity is a particularly fine example of this consistently daring approach to its noble calling.

A tireless quest for harmony and aesthetic elegance has led the DeWitt watchmaking artisans to create this ultra-virile model in which the retrograde seconds are expressed in a decidedly modern way on a white gold fan-shaped display.

Unified colours and noble materials are the leitmotif. Firmly rooted in the most exclusive segment of horology, DeWitt combines the excellence of its know-how with apparently boundless creativity in this limited-edition timepiece. The beating heart of the Academia Seconde Retrograde Serenity is Calibre DW1002, a mechanical self-winding movement endowed with a comfortable 42-hour power reserve and housed within a powerful, angular case imbued with the Brand’s unmistakable aura of timeless imperial nobility.

Nonetheless closely attuned to the 21st century, Academia Seconde Retrograde Serenity will doubtless appeal to passionate devotees of exceptional mechanisms and extreme design. The black dial enhanced with raised motifs highlights the retrograde seconds complication in an understated, elegant manner. Appearing at 6 o’clock in a “car radiator grill“ openworked décor, the fan-shaped seconds hand performs a highly contemporary ballet: after gliding over the arc of a circle, the seconds hand gracefully jumps back to zero before resuming its dance across the streamlined counter of this horological masterpiece.

The exquisitely meticulous finishing on this model testifies to exceptional expertise in fine craftsmanship. It is indeed the extreme care lavished on each and every detail that makes a DeWitt timepiece so infallibly recognisable. This quest for perfection represents the invisible and yet very real signature of the master-watchmakers

DeWitt Academia Seconde Retrograde Serenity Closeup

DeWitt Academia Seconde Retrograde Serenity Closeup

Technical Specifications

Calibre DW1102
Movement Mechanical self-winding
Power reserve 42 hours
Movement thickness 5.45mm
Movement diameter 29.20mm
Vibrations 28,800 AH
Balance 3-armed, in Glucydur
Balance-spring Flat
Escapement 52° angle of lift
Jewelling 21 jewels
Case Rose or white gold; back secured with screws
Diameter 43mm
Thickness 12mm
Dial Black with sunburst guilloché motif
Strap Alligator leather
Buckle Folding clasp in rose or white gold
Water resistance 30 metres
Edition Limited series