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  • Manufacturer: Dewitt
    Model Name: Academia Out of Time Unique Piece for Only Watch
    Material: 18-carat rose gold and rubber
    Calibre: Mechanical self-winding movement manufactured by DeWitt
    Bracelet/Strap: Blue alligator strap
    Dimensions: 42.5 mm. Diameter/ 12.85 mm. Thickness

  • Catalogue Essay

    Academia Out of Time Unique Piece for Only Watch

    The Academia Out of Time watch is driven by a self-winding DeWitt calibre, entirely developed, produced and assembled by hand by our master watchmakers at the Meyrin Manufacture in Geneva, Switzerland.

    The mastermind behind this patented invention, Jérôme de Witt, the founder of the Manufacture, gives us a highly personal interpretation of time with a combination of a bold design and a grand watch complication.

    This innovative watch structure is made up of the automatic DeWitt calibre and two elaborate complications: a dead-beat seconds hand, which serves as both a regulator and an indicator of the seconds function in the display at 4 o'clock, and a free seconds hand, a DeWitt invention, in the display at 8 o'clock.

    These two functions symbolise the contrast between real time on one hand, and on the other, virtual time, which cannot be controlled, measured or recovered.

    The motif on the dial – a mist given off by mountains and rising towards a clear, starry sky – seems to encourage having faith in life. It is depicted against a sky blue lacquer background highlighted by specks of silver.

    A symbolic invention with an innovative technical approach.


Lot offered with No Reserve

Entirely developed, crafted and assembled by hand by DeWitt master watchmakers, Academia Out of Time is a combination of symbolism and innovation with the audacious alliance of its two elaborate complications.

42.5 mm. Diameter/ 12.85 mm. Thickness

CHF60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for CHF55,000

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Geneva Auction 7 November 2015 3pm