The most striking feature is the innovative design of the new Academia Endless Drive’s dial, whose centre features a rotating endless screw, a nod to automotive mechanics, the field of inspiration preferred by the brand. Furthermore, the Geneva-based Manufacture offers a winding mechanism that confers an unusual movement to the helical screw, which is linked to the power reserve’s winding system. More precisely, the model features two degrees of freedom. As the 59-hour power reserve decreases, the screw rotates. When the barrel is wound, the screw slides on its longitudinal axis.
The time display is no exception to the brand’s drive to distinguish itself. The hours and minutes are indicated with two discs located at 9 and 3 o’clock that rotate around a fixed central piece. The 42.5 mm diameter round case creates an interplay of contrasting effects through the combination of 18-carat rose gold and black rubber, subtly recreating the famous imperial column motif, the distinctive signature of the brand.