A 21st century addition to the world of haute horlogerie, DeWitt traces its lineage to Napoleon Bonaparte, King Jerome of Westphalia, and King Leopold II of Belgium. The brand’s first patent - a differential tourbillon system - was awarded the Grand Prix de l’Horlogerie de Geneve, and its concept models continue to push the bounds of creativity and design. Classicism, daring, and nobility have never looked so spectacular.
One look at the stunning dial of a DeWitt Academia Mathematical, or the extraordinary complexity of a DeWitt Grand Tourbillon, tells you all you need to know about the philosophy of this unique brand. Passion, curiosity, audacity. These are the three touchstones of the DeWitt manufacture, and they inform every luxury watch created by Jerome DeWitt since his company’s foundation in 2003.
DeWitt’s first luxury watch patent, filed just two years after the brand’s inception, was awarded the Grand Prix de l’Horlogerie de Geneve. In 2012, his watchmakers completed a hand-wound skeletonised tourbillon movement, designed and finished entirely by hand in the DeWitt manufacture. It is testament to the skill and dedication of DeWitt’s craftspeople that every single DeWitt luxury watch is developed and assembled in-house, by hand, resulting in some of the most innovative and breathtaking timepieces in haute horlogerie.
To make a luxury watch, to capture time in unique and romantic ways, is to design audaciously. Historically, the greatest horologists were always those who reworked the boundaries of the possible, creating new complications and movements capable of finely measuring fractions of a second, or tracking the passage of celestial bodies over hundreds of years. DeWitt, too, understands that audacity is classical. In its beauty, its strength of purpose, and its innovation, every piece finished in the DeWitt manufacture is a worthy successor to the very first luxury watches created by Swiss horologists.
DeWitt doesn’t just want to make a watch. It’s making a new kind of time. These are luxury watches that understand that novelty comes from the past, and that daring is the most important design element of all.