Combining aesthetics and watchmaking expertise, the DeWitt Manufacture is adding a new creation to its CLASSIC collection, launched in 2013: the CLASSIC Jumping Hour.
The latest addition to the collection is visually striking and has a bold, classic style offering a new way to read the time.
The 40 mm diameter rose gold case is decorated with DeWitt’s signature, the famous imperial columns. In the spirit of simplicity and elegance it exudes an impression of extreme delicacy enhanced by its scalloped profile and the soft curved lines of the lugs.
The new CLASSIC watch houses a mechanical self-winding movement with jumping hour display, minutes and seconds, and a power reserve of approximately 42 hours.
In a warm tribute to mechanical watchmaking so dear to Jérôme de Witt, founder of the Manufacture, the jumping hour offers a fun and unusual way of telling the time. The hour is not indicated by a central hand but by a disk appearing through a wide aperture at 9 o’clock. The hour change occurs instantaneously by a jump every 60 minutes.
This Fine Watchmaking feature gives the CLASSIC watch a new face that stands out with resolutely contemporary asymmetry. With two intersecting counters and an off- centre aperture the watch’s dial stands out with its circular geometry: sunray pattern, circle appliques and engravings overlap in an interplay of reliefs and depths. The dual nature of dials, available in black, white and blue, is enhanced by the contrast of the rose gold colour-tone appliques with the radiating reflections of the background.
The meticulous finish of this piece demonstrates exceptional skill and craftsmanship. The care given to every detail is what distinguishes a DeWitt timepiece. This search for aesthetic and technical perfection is the true signature of DeWitt’s master watchmakers and dial-makers.
The latest creation from the Manufacture, the CLASSIC Jumping Hour, offers a subtle blend of watchmaking tradition and innovation, imbued with the DeWitt spirit of imperial nobility.