I have been presenting you the new De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon already on March 26th. Today let me show you the pictures I took from that spectacular timepiece and add a few more from a second novelty of the brand.
De Bethune is a small manufacturer producing around 400 watches a year. The entry price for a De Bethune watch is at 43.000 CHF excluding VAT
Please find my post with the technical description of the new De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon by clicking >>> HERE <<<
Enjoy the pictures I took in Basel!
DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon
Limited annual production: only twenty will be issued in 2014
Hours – minutes – mono-pusher chronograph with 24-hour, 60-minute and 60-second counters
DB2039 calibre – mechanical hand-wound movement Power reserve: 5 days
5N rose gold – round-shaped – diameter 46 mm – thickness 11.70 mm
Attachments: cone-shaped lugs
Glass: sapphire crystal, 1800 Vickers hardness with double anti-reflective treatment
Crown at 3 o’clock – mono-pusher button – setting in 2 positions – push button for the double back at 4 o’clock
Back: open – sapphire crystal, 1800 Vickers hardness with double anti-reflective treatment –
De Bethune tourbillon 30′′ silicon/titanium 36,000 A/h – chronograph calibre with hand-polished bridges
Double back: solid with invisible hinge – 5N rose gold
Dial: silver-toned – the architecture of the dial is constructed on different levels; some are curved to maximize the visibility. From the centre to the periphery : central hours counter – hours inner ring – minutes ring and minutes counter – outer ring with chronograph seconds indication
Hands: 5 curved central hands – hand-polished and flame-blued steel for hours and minutes hands and hours and seconds chronograph indicators – minutes chronograph indicator in rose gold
Extra-supple alligator leather strap with pin buckle
Movement: mechanical hand-wound movement
Functions: hours – minutes – mono-pusher chronograph with 24-hour, 60-minute and 60-second counters – De Bethune Tourbillon 30′′ silicon/titanium 36,000 A/h
Diameter 30 mm – 410 parts – hand-crafted finishing and decoration – hand-polished steel –
3 columns wheels
De Bethune absolute clutch
Self-regulating twin barrel
Silicon/white gold balance wheel – balance-spring with flat terminal curve De Bethune 30′′ silicon/titanium tourbillon, 36,000 A/h
Silicon escape wheel
Jewelling: 49 jewels
Frequency: 36,000 A/h, Power reserve: 5 days
The price: 270.000 CHF excluding VAT.
I know most of us can´t afford the watch. But still isn´t this a stunning timepiece? Of course it is!