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.
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.