The Manufacture adds to its celebrated Academia Out of Time collection with a new exclusive timepiece with a chocolate dial highlighted by specks of gold.
The Swiss are known for their excellent timepieces and their excellent chocolate. The DeWitt Manufacture is trying to capture the spirit of both with the new Academia Out of Time.
Of late, the watchmaker has developed the skills and know-how to manufacture extremely complex dials in-house and by hand, including guilloché-work, enamelling and lacquering. These skills have been on display with the Academia Out of Time, with releases in elegant black, blue and white shades of lacquer.
But this time around, the Maison has gone for something more elegant, introducing a new dial lacquered in a chocolate colour and highlighted by specks of gold. The choice gives the watch a very classy look, making it a perfect evening companion.
The watch is packaged in a classic 42.5 mm diameter case, crafted in matching 18-carat rose gold and black rubber. Those more familiar with the brand will also note the subtle recreation of their famous imperial columns, the distinctive signature of the brand.
The elegant case holds the automatic DW5051 calibre that has been developed, produced and assembled by hand at their Meyrin Manufacture near Geneva. The movement itself is also impressive, beating at a high rate of 21,600 vibrations per hour and boasting up to 65-hour power reserve.
It is equipped with two complications. One is a dead-beat seconds hand, which serves as both a regulator and an indicator of the seconds function in the display at 4 o’clock. The other is a free seconds hand, which is one of the brand’s very own inventions, at the 8 o’clock position.
With an impressive movement and a dial speckled in gold, this variant of the Academia Out of Time is certainly catering to exclusive end of the watchmaking market.