The horological company de Bethune is delighted to unveil its newest DB25 Moon phase watch. A fusion between the advanced technological elements and timeless masterful traditions, this model successfully reflects the brand’s core values.
The bright newcomer to the de Bethune DB25 family, this watch is powered by an innovative manually winding mechanical caliber, with the DB2105 movement used as its base. This calibre offers a respectable power reserve of six days.
The balance wheel, moving back and forth at 28,800 vibrations per hour, is created from silicon. The usage of this material in the movement manufacture is a result of intensive research work, aimed at improving the oscillator.
Combined with the balance spring, which features the de Bethune flat terminal curve, these elements form an oscillating assembly. The latter represents a step forward in the long search for isochronism.
Rendered in rose gold or grey gold, the drum case of the de Bethune DB25 Moon phase watch, reviewed by Watches.InfoNIAC.com, measures 44.6mm in diameter and is 11.1mm thick. It is assembled with a sapphire crystal, featuring a double-sided anti-reflective coating. The case embraces a silvered gold dial, embellished with a hand-crafted guilloche work.
This extraordinary dial reveals a true masterpiece: the brand’s renowned spherical moon in the sky, flame-blued by hand and studded with gold stars. This sphere, composed of two hemispheres, the first sculptured in steel and the second one done in platinum, is just as well blued by hand and spins around its own axis. The latter ensures a highly realistic replication of this celestial body’s movements. Developed by major specialists, the mechanism for turning the sphere assures 122 years of matchless exactitude.