DeWitt unveils the Academia Tourbillon Force Constante Mecanicam, a timepiece that reflects a remarkable creative approach of the brand. The zest of the model is the legendary constant-force tourbillion revealed by a revolutionary designed dial.
The Tourbillon Force Constante Academia, initially presented at Baselworld 2006, incorporates a unique regulation system that has been thoroughly recreated by the brand’s master-watchmakers.
The dial of the new model demonstrates a completely redesigned movement. The previous model featured off-centrally positioned hands, while the Academia Tourbillon Force Constante Mecanica watch has the hands located right in the center, offering most legible read-off.
The new DeWitt watch makes one feel its avant-garde nature and a powerful masculine appeal, the signature characteristics of the timekeeping creations of the brand. The timepiece has a black sunburst dial with the upper part enhanced with a “car radiator grille” motif framed by a rhodium-plated ring. The openings that allow to admire the tourbillon and the movement regulating organ are provided with a tinted glass, improving a mysterious elegance of the watch.
The case of the watch, 43 mm in diameter, is sculptured in rose or white gold and its back is secured with screws. It is coupled with an alligator leather strap fitted with a folding clasp in rose or white gold. The timepiece, reviewed by Watches.InfoNIAC.com, is 30-meter water-resistant.
The DeWitt Academia Tourbillon Force Constante Mecanica watch accommodates the mechanical hand-wound DW8003 movement. It reflects the original constant-force principle, implying the integration of a regularity-improving additional mechanism within a conventional movement.
The constant-force device is responsible for transmitting regular and identical energy impulses, between the time you have just wound the timepiece and the moment the power reserve comes to its end, no matter what the degree of tension of the barrel spring is.
The movement, with a balance frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour, offers an advantage of a 72-hour power reserve.