Jérôme de Witt, founder of the de Witt brand, has never been one for well-trodden paths, preferring instead to imagine radically different, often amusing ways to display time. This latest invention borrows from the idea of a sled sliding down a slope. Thus each hour is inscribed on a brass plate that slides along a track into a horizontal position, to show the current hour. As one plate begins its ascent to return to its initial position, the next hour starts to descend. This simple and intuitive read-off is staged inside an equally original aesthetic. First that of the Academia case, surprisingly light thanks to titanium despite an impressive 49mm diameter. Then that of the star-shaped dial, inspired by rotary engines and a nod to Jérôme de Witt's passion for vintage automobiles.
Academia Hour Planet