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Academia Slide

DeWitt 2019

ref. AC.SLD.001
Men's

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.

Function

  • Function
    Hours, Minutes, Seconds

Complications

  • Other complication
    See presentation text

Movement

  • Movement name
    DW 0101
  • Energy supply
    Self-winding
  • N° of components
    276
  • N° of jewels
    22
  • Power reserve
    42 hours
  • Vibrations
    28800
  • Form
    Round
  • Diameter
    39.60 mm

Case

  • Form
    Round
  • Material
    Titanium
  • Height/thickness
    15.30 mm
  • Diameter
    49.20 mm
  • Back
    Solid
  • Water-resistance
    30 m

Dial

  • Colour
    Black / grey

Strap

  • Material
    Titanium
  • Colour
    Black / grey
  • Fastening
    Folding clasp