De Bethune DB16 Tourbillon Regulator Watch - Uncompromising Beauty

Feb 18, 2013
De Bethune proudly presents its new DB16 Tourbillon Regulator watch. The novelty reflects the classic codes of Fine Watchmaking. It boasts remarkable precision based on the patents and innovative features worked out by the brand’s research and development laboratory.

The signature De Bethune case, standing out by its cone-shaped lugs, measures 43 mm in diameter and is sculptured from pink gold. The case has been modeled and shaped to accommodate a mechanical hand-wound movement, DB2509 calibre, with its 30” tourbillon crafted in silicon and titanium.

Beating at a cadence of 36,000 vibrations per hour, the De Bethune tourbillon is on the list of the fastest and lightest tourbillons ever created. It is constructed from 57 parts and weighs just 0.18 grams. The sophisticated tourbillon is visible via the sapphire crystal case-back.

As for the jumping seconds mechanism, it incorporates a twin lever with four pallets driving two gold wheels. The movement is also fitted with a power-reserve indicator, a seconds indication, and a retrograde age of the moon indicator to be used for setting the moon to the exact date.

The movement offers a 4-day power-reserve.

The classically understated dial of the new De Bethune watch is embellished by a silver-toned guilloche pattern. Besides hours, minutes and jumping seconds, the dial provides the perpetual calendar and moon-phase displays.

The date sub-dial is found at 6 o’clock, the perpetual calendar featuring the day of the week is positioned at 9 o’clock and the month at 3 o’clock.

At 12 o’clock, the glance is caught by the De Bethune star-studded sky created in flame-blued steel encrusted with gold stars, with its spherical moon-phase indicator rendered in platinum and flame-blued steel.

The De Bethune DB16 Tourbillon Regulator watch is mounted on an extra-supple alligator leather strap fitted with a pin buckle.

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