Note that the giant semi-dial at 7 o’clock, with an interior 0-30 scale and outer 30-60 scale. It might have been a normal retrograde minutes hand which jumps back to the start – but no, we have noticed that before. Therefore, upon reaching the end of the lower scale at 30, the seconds hand juts forward to extend into the upper scale and begins its sweep slowly back into the opposite direction. At 60, of course, it retracts back to zero. The movie can help you know better than my description.It’s actually just a novel way of displaying the moments, but let us face it, mechanical watches are extremely similar to miniature Rube Goldberg machines, anyway: exceptionally complex but mesmerizing methods of attaining comparatively basic functions, such as suggesting the time. And in the end of horology, around DeWitt’s neighborhood, where small expense concerning time or money is spared, it gets even more complicated – and – mesmerizing.While we do not have any caseback pictures of this watch, we can pretty clearly see what happening in the movement in the dial side of the DeWitt Academia Skeleton. The energy book of over 100 hours has been displayed up around 2:30 – and we like power reserve indicators, particularly on manually wound motions like this DW1105S. But next to this, at around 10:30, you may see the large double barrel that’s open to also show you precisely how closely the mainspring is wound. Along with the balance wheel can be seen twitching off at 3Hz (21,600bph) around 4:30, providing even more eye-candy animation.On top of all that and the contemporary skeletonized motion, the improved gold palms seem to do a pretty good job of being legible and contrasting with the mainly brushed “black gold” (not petroleum) surfaces. The rose gold hands suit the DeWitt Academia Skeleton’s rose gold case that is 42.5mm wide and 10.25mm thick – which guarantees some wrist existence, but also to be quite wearable. On the case sides, black rubber forms what the firm calls “Dewitt royal columns” The DeWitt Academia Skeleton case is water resistant to 30m, no surprise there, and the lug width is a less common 21mm – so you might have a little more trouble locating a nato strap to match it.