DeWitt’s blend of iconoclasm and tradition manifests itself in bold, at times mind-bending designs, with serious horological guts.
Despite only having been around since 2003, when Mr Jérôme de Witt began to assemble a collective of watchmaking experts all under one truly 21st-century roof, it has produced some incredibly complex creations – all of them typified by a powerful case construct with “imperial columns” around the band, in a worthy nod to Mr de Witt’s being a direct descendant of Napoleon 1st and King Leopold II of Belgium, no less.
While many of DeWitt’s theatrical spectaculars might not be everyday wearers, if you’re after an exquisitely made watch that houses some serious mechanical muscle like no other, then it is a formidable addition to any watch wardrobe – potentially THE most formidable.
“Years from now I’ll see a DeWitt WX-1 in a museum, as it is of that quality.” Ariel Adams, aBlogtoWatch
“The mastermind behind this patented invention, Jérôme de Witt, gives us a highly personal interpretation of time with a combination of bold design and a grand watch complication.” Watchonista
“Once you’ve seen the Academia Skeleton running it’s unlikely you’ll be able to talk of little other than the windscreen wiper-inspired dual retrograde seconds configuration.” SalonQP.com