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Exceeding traditional standards, DeWitt grandes complications with their immediately recognisable design are hand-crafted in small series. Each one is imagined by Count Jérôme de Witt who established the Swiss brand in 2003 in Geneva. Every phase in their creation, from turning ideas into innovations, the role of the engineers and designers, to producing the movement parts in the machines workshop and their assembly by master watchmakers, takes place inside the Manufacture. This is also where the dials are made, allowing DeWitt to offer infinite personalisation of its timepieces.


History

Established in 2003 by Count Jérôme de Witt, a direct descendant of European kings and emperors, among them Emperor Napoleon I, DeWitt is rooted in an authentic historical heritage. The company demonstrates its passion for Fine Watchmaking in an innovative and constantly evolving spirit.Two years after it was founded, DeWitt registered its first patent for the Tourbillon Différentiel, which won the Innovation prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. The brand went on to extend its collection of Tourbillons with such celebrated inventions as the Academia Tourbillon Force Constante and the Academia Tourbillon Force Constante à Chaîne. The WX-1, the first Concept Watch, in 2008, illustrated the Manufacture's complete command of both the techniques and the aesthetics of watchmaking. 2010 saw the launch of the DW 8014, the first complicated regulator movement integrating a Tourbillon that is entirely developed and made by Manufacture DeWitt. This calibre also introduced the patented Automatic Sequential Winding (A.S.W.) mechanism, which is driven by a peripheral oscillating weight. In 2015, Academia Mathematical, the watch with no hands, was shortlisted in the Mechanical Exception category at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, then distinguished in the Design category at Watchfair Luxembourg. Applying the traditional métiers d’art, and continuing to produce guillochage on authentic rose-engine lathes from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, DeWitt also creates bespoke and personalised Haute Horlogerie timepieces.

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