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    DeWitt Academia Mathematical Concept Watch No. 4

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    Determinedly independent Swiss Manufacture DeWitt saw the arrival in 2012 of Viviane Jutheau de Witt as CEO of the company in which she had heavily invested. It was a major turning point for a brand that had struggled and at one point was up for sale. She looks after the management, while her husband, Count Jérôme de Witt— a descendant of King Jérôme of Westphalia, brother of Napoleon—oversees the technical and creative departments.

    Now DeWitt unveils an innovative automatic concept watch, the 4th of such watches, this time in the form of a mysterious timepiece without hands. Entirely designed and hand-assembled within the Manufacture by the brand’s own master watchmakers, the Academia Mathematical, DeWitt's 4th Concept Watch, went through months of research and development.

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    It came about due to the passionate interest in mathematics held by its founder, Jérôme de Witt. The numerals indicating the hours and minutes give the impression that they have been scattered, thrown into chaos so that in the end they can give the precise time.

    There are no hands, but instead autonomous jumping numerals that come to life by lighting up in the centre of the watch to indicate the passage of time. It’s described as a grand watch complication, with its complex mechanisms and painstaking precision, it comprises 384 pieces.

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    The Mathematical movement is based on the new DeWitt Manufacture automatic calibre, most of the components of which have been produced in-house, and all of which have been hand-assembled by our master watchmakers. With a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour, the watch has a 48-hour power reserve.

    The 42.5 mm 18-carat rose gold Academia Mathematical features the brand's emblematic imperial columns. An entire watch concept rather than just a watch, the myriad of fascinating calculations that drive relentlessly towards the nature of universal beauty.

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    Re: DeWitt Academia Mathematical Concept Watch No. 4

    Not my cup of tea aesthetically but mad props for what appears to be one hell of an engineering design job.


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    Re: DeWitt Academia Mathematical Concept Watch No. 4

    Looks very unique. But when it comes to practicality...
    Price + after warranty service cost... duh... i'll pay for something else...
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    Re: DeWitt Academia Mathematical Concept Watch No. 4

    Nice to have the user manual printed around the dial. Plonkers.

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    Re: DeWitt Academia Mathematical Concept Watch No. 4

    While I'm sure I can't afford one, it does look very interesting and unique, a design recognizable from further away if one has seen this watch.

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    Re: DeWitt Academia Mathematical Concept Watch No. 4

    Usually I'm not a fan of extremely crazy watches, but this one - execution, size\shape, and design are all amazing. Most innovative take on Jumping Hour I've ever seen.
    Guaranteed to be noticed and solicit comments.

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    Rolling eyes Re: DeWitt Academia Mathematical Concept Watch No. 4

    Looks like Wally, Ted, Asok and Watchbert had a hand in that design.

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    Re: DeWitt Academia Mathematical Concept Watch No. 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Watchbreath View Post
    Looks like Wally, Ted, Asok and Watchbert had a hand in that design.
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    You are thinking of DilBert Academia COncept. This is DeWitt :)
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    Re: DeWitt Academia Mathematical Concept Watch No. 4

    That movement and display it drives are impressive technical accomplishments. And it is certainly an eye catching design. It takes the Muller concept to another level level of craziness with some added sophistication. However the unique display would quickly get old.

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    Re: DeWitt Academia Mathematical Concept Watch No. 4

    It does comes across as witless.
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    You are thinking of DilBert Academia COncept. This is DeWitt :)

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