Baselworld 2014: Pictures of the new De Bethune chronographs

De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon

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!

 

De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon
De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon
De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon
De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon
De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon
De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon
De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon
De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon
De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon
De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon
De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon
De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon
De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon
De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon
De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon
De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon
De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon
De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon
De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon
De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon
De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon
De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon
De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon
De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon

 

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

Movement

DB2039 calibre – mechanical hand-wound movement Power reserve: 5 days

Case

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

Display

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

Strap

Extra-supple alligator leather strap with pin buckle

DB2039 calibre

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!

 

 

4 Comments

  • Alex, you have the worlds best blog/news letter. Wow ,this has to be the best modern time piece you have ever shown. Thanks mate.

  • De Bethune makes beautiful and distinctive timepieces. These two are no exception. The only downside is the deep pockets needed to own one.

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