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New York, Oct 20, 2010

LOT 27

DEWITT LIMITED EDITION ACADEMIA DeWitt, Genève, "Academia Seconde Retrograde", Ref. 1102.53, No.005/250. Made in a limited edition of 250 pieces circa 2010. Very fine, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K pink gold wristwatch with retrograde seconds and a De Witt 18K pink gold double folding buckle. Accompanied by a fitted box, Certificate of Authenticity and instruction booklet.

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, notched bezel, straight lugs, band with "Imperial Column" decoration, transparent case back secured by 6 gold bolts, sapphire crystals. D. Silvered with sunburst effect, black Arabic numerals, applied pink gold crescent form 30-seconds register, applied pink gold crescent form minute track. Black gold skeleton sword hands. M.Cal.18ZE2, rhodium plated, 21 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, micrometer regulator, decorated 22k gold rotor. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 44 mm. Thickness 13 mm. Donated by DeWitt

USD 0 - 0

Sold: USD 6,900

Grading System
Case: 1

As new

Movement: 1

As new

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


DeWitt, an approach geared to the future of mechanical watchmaking. Passion, curiosity, creative audacity, taste for innovation and open-mindedness..... These are some of the keys to the contemporary emergence of Les Montres DeWitt ? in the space of barely four years ? as a member of the exalted circle of innovative luxury watch manufacturers. They stem from the personality of Jérôme de Witt, whose personal history has inspired and condensed a body of values focused on a futuristic vision of horological micro-engineering. As much an aesthete as a designer, free of the constraints imposed by tradition or by any professional past as a watchmaker, Jérôme de Witt set up an extraordinary dynamic in an unprecedented space of time: a World First presented in Basel in 2003 with the Pressy Grande Complication, followed in 2005 by the launch of an original technological concept: the Academia Tourbillon Différentiel. This model caused a sensation and won the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix in the Innovation category