DeWitt Academia Tourbillon Force Constante Mecanica

DeWitt Academia Tourbillon Force Constante Mecanica

With the Academia Tourbillon Force Constante Mecanica, a wristworn companion exuding an even more ruggedly virile and unmistakably modern charm, DeWitt is once again displaying noteworthy creativity by enriching its legendary constant-force tourbillon with a dial featuring a revolutionary design.

Presented as a world first at Baselworld 2006, the ingenious regulation system incorporated within the Tourbillon Force Constante Academia, first presented at Baselworld 2006, has been entirely revisited by the DeWitt master-watchmakers, and the completely redesigned movement can be admired on the dial of this new model. Its previously off-centred hand-setting is now located in the middle of the dial on the Academia Tourbillon Force Constante Mecanica, thereby considerably facilitating time read-off.

The aesthetic of this model has also been revamped to enhance its modern appeal. Inspired by its inherently avant-garde nature, DeWitt wished to endow its creation with a powerful masculine appearance that is the timeless signature of the Geneva-based watchmaker. The upper part of the black sunburst dial on the Academia Tourbillon Force Constante Mecanica has thus been embellished with a “car radiator grille” motif surrounded by a rhodium-plated ring. The openings revealing the tourbillon and the movement regulating organ have been fitted with a tinted glass, a visually appealing system that lends a mysterious contemporary elegance to this distinguished timepiece.

Equipped with the mechanical hand-wound DW8003 movement, the Academia Tourbillon Force Constante Mecanica embodies the original constant-force principle, which involves integrating a regularity-enhancing additional mechanism within a traditional movement. Between the initial moment of winding the watch and the end of the power reserve, the constant-force device serves to transmit regular and identical energy impulses, whatever the degree of tension of the barrel spring.

Limited edition

DeWitt Academia Tourbillon Force Constante Mecanica

DeWitt Academia Tourbillon Force Constante Mecanica

Technical Specifications

Calibre
DW8003

Movement
Mechanical hand-wound

Power reserve
72 hours

Movement thickness
7.8mm

Movement diameter
30mm

Vibrations
21,600 AH

Balance
4-armed Gyromax

Balance-spring
Flat

Escapement
52° angle of lift

Jewelling
25 jewels

Case
Rose or white gold; back secured with screws

Diameter
43mm

Thickness
12mm

Dial
Sunburst guilloche dial and gold

Strap
Alligator leather

Buckle
Folding clasp in rose or white gold

Water resistance
30 metres

Edition
Limited edition