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DeWitt Academia Skeleton with Bi-Retrograde Seconds

Jason Pitsch

Swiss watchmaker, DeWitt, is set to unveil a new timepiece called the Academia Skeleton, which features a unique bi-retrograde seconds function, at the SalonQP show next week. The Academia Skeleton is presented in 42.5 mm diameter rose gold case, which has a fully polished finish on most surfaces, except the hollowed lugs, which have a frosted matte finish. Conversely, the dial and movement are predominantly matte finished. The chapter ring has a circular brushed finish and is darkened, as are the movement bridges and mainplate. Contrasting the dial are the sword-shaped skeletonized hour, minute and second hands that are in polished rose gold. The applied indices on the chapter ring, are also in rose gold. Uniquely, the indices are shaped almost like a wedge of cheese or a doorstop, which produces a three-dimensional effect. The watch is powered by a

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Academia Tourbillon Force Constante à Chaîne by DEWITT

DeWitt has enhanced its legendary constant force tourbillon with a system that relays energy to its associated power reserve indicator. Rotating the crown when winding the barrel-spring drives a miniature chain, which uses an intermediate wheel to activate the power reserve indicator sliding on a worm screw. Three years after developing an ingenious patented regulating system - three extra wheels transmitting impulses of identical force to the tourbillon, whatever the barrel's degree of tension - DeWitt has now taken innovation to even greater heights.

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