De Bethune DBL

Independent Swiss watch manufacture De Bethune shows their boldness by adorning its DBS Collection with diamonds to reveal a dream creation DBL. The stones are harmoniously arranged on a case of white gold. The flame – blued dial sets off a completely gem-set moon phase display which rotates on its own axis.

The white case is entirely set with diamonds, creating an incredible effect of velvety smoothness to the touch.All the light is reflected in the great depth of the diamonds which compose this exceptional piece. To ensure a successful alchemy, these diamonds have been individually selected with minute care so that they are of the greatest purity and combine perfectly each other.

Looking at it in minute details, there are 104 baguette-cut diamonds, 633 brilliant-cut diamonds and 44 single -cut(8/8) diamonds. As an ultimate touch even the winding crown at 12’o clock is set with diamonds. The indexes consists of 12 blue cabochon-cut sapphires.

As for the dial, it is in the form of a sky studded with golden stars with a spherical moon completely set with 44 blue sapphires and 44 brilliant cut diamonds.
The watch houses a veritable horological treasure: the calibre DB2105, designed entirely within the Manufacture and notable in particular for the titanium/platinum balance developed by Denis Flageollet. In the heart of this regulating organ, protected by the triple-parachute anti-shock system, is the celebrated balance spring with flat terminal curve.

This cascade of technology mean that these precious timepieces can guarantee outstanding accuracy as a result, among the other things, of a reduction of mechanical friction and the absorption of shocks. All the steel parts of this movement are chamfered and polished by hand and the bridges are ornamented with the well known “Cote de Geneve” decoration. Finally, the power reserve of six days is discreetly displayed by and ingenious retractable hand at 6,o clock.

Note: The piece will be produced upon request only.

Technical details
Reference : DBL1WS2

Case
Material : white gold, jewel set
Case:  form
Case dimensions: 42.80mm in diameter and 11.30 mm in thickness
Lugs : Ogive-shaped, jewel set
Crystal: Sapphire 1800 Vickers hardness with double anti-reflective treatment

Dial
Sky in flame-blued steel set with gold stars.
Hands: flame-blued steel, hand polished

Case and dial setting
104 diamonds-baguette cut (7.62 cts)
503 diamonds-brilliant cut (2.10 cts)
44 diamonds-8/8 cut (0.04 ct)
12 blue sapphires -cabochon cut (0.51ct)
44 blue sapphires – 8/8 cut (0.06 ct)

Movement
DB 2105 hand wound mechanical ” Cotes de Geneve” decoration, steel chamfered and polished by hand.
Self adjusting double spring barrel titanium/platinum balance with flat terminal curve protected by a triple-parachute anti shock system.
Jewels: 53
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour
Power reserve: 6 days

Functions
hour, minute-spherical moon phase at 12’o clock
Power reserve indicator by retractable hand at 6 ‘o clock

Strap
Alligator leather with traditional ardillon buckle, jewel set with 130 diamonds-brilliant cut (0.37 ct)

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