In this stunning new edition from DB28 line of exclusive mechanical watches, independent Swiss luxury watch manufacture De Bethune incorporates a captivating deep blue dial made with a rare ferrous meteorite that was fallen to earth five thousand years ago and discovered from Santiago del Estero, Argentina.
Name: DB28 Kind of Blue Tourbillon Meteorite
Reference: DB28TBM, Unique Timepiece
Hours, minutes, 30’’ indicator via the ultra-light De Bethune tourbillon cage at 6 o’clock, Power reserve on case back
Type: Mechanical calibre with manual winding
Adjustment: Using the crown (2 positions) for winding, and setting the time
Number of parts: 276
Jewelling: 39 jewels
Diameter: 30 mm
Power reserve: 5 days, ensured by a self-regulating twin barrel - De Bethune Innovation (2004)
Silicon escape wheel encircled with a white gold ring - De Bethune Patent (2010)
“De Bethune” balance-spring with flat terminal curve - De Bethune Patent (2006)
Silicon escape wheel
Ultra-light 30 second De Bethune Tourbillon in silicon and titanium - De Bethune Innovation (2008)
Frequency: 36,000 vibrations per hour
Adornment: Decoration on power reserve indicator in grade 5 titanium
“De Bethune” concentric graining and blued by hand
Steel parts beveled and flame-blued by hand
Hands in hand-polished rose gold 5N
De Bethune 30″ ultra-light tourbillon in silicone and titanium at 6 o’clock – De Bethune Innovation (2008)
Star studded sky in blued hand-polished iron meteorite with white gold stars
Hours ring in grade 5 polished and blued titanium with pointers in pink 5N gold
Minutes ring in grade 5 satin-polished and blued titanium
Material: Blued and hand-polished grade 5 titanium
Diameter: 42.60 mm
Thickness: 9.70 mm
Lugs: Long floating lugs in grade 5 polished and blued titanium - De Bethune Patent (2006)
Crystal: Sapphire (1800 Vickers hardness), with double antireflective coating
Case back: Screwed case back in polished pink 5N gold and open on a linear power reserve indicator in pink 5N gold; Sapphire crystal (1800 Vickers hardness), with double antireflective coating
Water resistance: 3 ATM
Extra-supple alligator skin with alligator padding
Buckle in grade 5 mirror-polished and blued titanium and ardillon in pink 5N gold
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