With the help of his foundation SolarPlanet, Raphaël Domjan is involved in various humanitarian projects to promote the use of renewable energies. For the Solar Arctic Passage project, he will complete the first solar-powered polar sailing expedition, travelling some 3,000 km through the ice of the Northwest Passage in a kayak specially equipped with solar panels. This venture has never before been attempted.
Academia Blackstream Chronograph
The Blackstream inspiration is to be found in the sporting world and is designed for a young, dynamic and sporty masculine clientele. In that respect, a streamline spirit of modern and fashionable velocity was instilled into this creation.
In the previous Chronograph model of the Academia collection, time was displayed in a rather poetic way through the rotating movement of a fan-shaped hand over the seconds dial. Today, in the new Academia Blackstream Chronograph, the sequential seconds were replaced by classical seconds on a counter at 9 o’clock. A second counter, visually interconnected to the first one and positioned at 3 o’clock, plunges us once and for all into a sports car universe, as we now face the eye-catching speedometer of a racing car.
Model: ACADEMIA BLACKSTREAM CHRONOGRAPH
Self-winding mechanical movement
Functions: Hours, minutes, chronograph
Power reserve: 48 hours
Vibrations: 28’800 Vph
Balance 3-armed, made in Glucydur
Escapement: 510 angle of lift
Jewelling: 27 jewels
Diameter: 30 mm
Round-shaped, adorned with DeWitt’s imperial columns pattern on the flanks and bezel, polished and matt finishing
Material: Grade 5 Titanium, black PVD and black rubber
Diameter: 44 mm
Total thickness: 13,35 mm
Crown: Grade 5 Titanium (DeWitt design) adorned with a ring made in blackened Titanium and featuring the “W” signature
Distance between lugs: 21 mm
Case back: Sapphire crystal, secured with screws
Water-resistance: 30 meters
Black velvet colour tone with refined sunray pattern. Applied rhodium plated center and DeWitt signature
Hours and Minutes: Open-worked hands in the shape of two-edged swords.
Chronograph: Thin and elegant hand
Counters: small leave-shaped hands
Mat black rubber with special DeWitt “imperial columns” pattern or mat black Alligator leather
Buckle: Triple-blade folding clasp in blackened PVD Grade 5 Titanium and with engraved “W” signature
Limited Edition: 250 pieces
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