The Geneva-based production DeWitt – one of only a handful few ones to stay 100% free and family-run – exhibits indeed its inventive way to deal with watchmaking with the new Academia Slide.
Made completely from titanium, this 49 mm piece shows the time in an abnormal manner: consistently is engraved on a metal plate that slides along a track, directing it to an even position. It is this even presentation alone that shows the current hour while all the others stay in their place. Minutes and seconds are demonstrated by two focal hands.
When an hour shows up at the level position, its plate starts its re-visitation of a vertical position and the following plate starts its plunge. This consistent movement of the hours never freezes, representing the constant progression of time.
Oneself winding mechanical development produced by DeWitt beats at 28,800 vibrations each hour and offers 42 hours of self-rule.
Offering water protection from 3 bar, the Academia Slide by DeWitt has a cost of Swiss Francs 52,000. dewitt.ch