Inspired by the nocturnal sky, the new De Bethune watch is delivered in a 44mm round-shaped case. It is crafted from white gold. At 3 o’clock, the case reveals a screw-down crown, which ensures setting in two positions.
The top of the model is covered by a double-sided glare-proofed sapphire crystal. The same glass is used for the open case-back.
The new De Bethune DB25 Special Edition watch boggles the public’s imagination with its flame-blued titanium dial. It exhibits a starlit sky above Monaco on January 8th 1297, when the rock was taken by Francois Grimaldi.
Standing out against a mesmerizing background are the Orion and Gemini constellations. The display is sprinkled with 105 stars - 91of them are in white gold and 14 are invisibly set diamonds.
Responsible for hours and minutes is a disc at 6 o’clock. Performed in pure sand-blasted sterling silver, it is engraved with Roman numerals for the hours and Arabic numerals for the minutes.
Driving the functions is a mechanical hand-wound DB2105S movement. It is composed of 270 individual parts, including 29 jewels. The mechanism operates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour.
Integrated within the movement is a twin self-regulating barrel, which ensures a power reserve of 6 days. Its main plate and bridges are in bevelled and hand-polished steel with a particular polish, which evokes the 19th century models made for the nobility and Chinese emperors.
Keeping the new De Bethune watch secured to the wearer’s wrist is an extra-supple alligator leather strap, finished with a pin buckle.