42 – 44mm
Casual, Dress, Military, Sports
De Bethune Tourbillon DB28
The DB28 is one of the most revered references made by De Bethune and was awarded the prestigious Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève “Aiguille d’Or” in 2011. This DB28TRS black gold tourbillon was originally introduced in 2013, it is believed that only 10 examples have been made to date. This particular reference balances the avant-garde vision of the brand by blending contemporary-classic artisanal watchmaking.
In 2002, De Bethune was founded by David Zanetta and Denis Flageollet. Prior to that, Flageollet, co-founded THA society with François-Paul Journe, the company was tasked with creating movements for other notable brands. Watchmaking runs in Flageollet’s blood he represents the fourth generation of the Flageollet family to become a watchmaker. Since its inception De Bethune successfully respected traditions of old whilst being at the forefront of technical innovations, as a result, the brand boasts some of the most impressive calibres made to date. Apart from the impressive calibres, De Bethune does not shy away from the fusion of two different worlds, the Maestri Art DW5 Armilia and Dream Watch 6 are fine examples of the artisanal know-how tied into Haute horology.
This DB28TRS measures 42.60mm x 9.20mm and features patented De Bethune floating lugs polished in black zirconium. The contrasting rose gold bezel and black zirconium results in more emphasis on the dial. The depth of the dial is achieved by several different finishing methods. The base of the dial features Côtes De Bethune and hand snailed barrels, the majority of the dial is composed of black polished steel motion-work bridge. The skeletonise hand-polished stainless steel hands allow for the depth effect to remain undisturbed. The combination of the anthracite minutes ring and black hours ring with black mirror-polished steel markers makes the legibility of this particular reference convenient.
At 6 o’clock the ultra-light De Bethune 30 second tourbillon in silicon and titanium tourbillon is found. The overall calibre is made of 282 parts and the movement beats at 4 Hz. The double barrels provide a 5-day power reserve, the indicator can be found on the back of the watch. The tourbillon features a silicon escape wheel encircled with a white gold ring, along with the classic De Bethune balance spring with flat terminal curve.
This example is accompanied by its original box, warranty, loupe and pin buckle.
Brand: De Bethune
Model: DB28TRS8ZN / S
Case Diameter: 42.60mm x 9.20mm
Box & Papers: Full Set
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