Fob-watches, like travel clocks and pocket-watches, represents a range of prestigious horology creations featuring qualities such as highly readable dials, pure lines and sensual shapes that have been unjustly consigned to oblivion.
Swiss luxury watch brand De Bethune now restores the legacy of fob-watches by presenting DBM, a hand-wound mechanical fob-watch fitted on the back of a Smartphone.
Modern-day horology connoisseurs will appreciate the beauty of the finishing, the classicism of the watch and the patinated feel of the alligator leather.
The rose gold bezel of the DBM frames a silver-toned hand-guilloché dial featuring flame-blued steel hands testifying to the excellence and expertise cultivated by De Bethune. With this original horological tradition, De Bethune is establishing itself as a trendsetting pioneer and reconciling classic traditions with the contemporary lifestyle.
Issued in a special edition, DBM may be gem-set, variously adorned and personalised on request in the De Bethune workshops.
Model: De Bethune DBM Hand-Wound Mechanical Fob-Watch
Calibre DB 1024 – hand-wound mechanical
212 components – Hand-decorated and snailed mainplate – Annular balance with micrometrical adjustment by an index snail, manually flat-polished steel.
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour
Power reserve : 6 days
Functions: Hours – Minutes
Case 48 mm in diameter and fitted with an antimagnetic protective cage
Crystal : sapphire crystal, 1800 Vickers hardness with double anti-reflective treatment
Crown : in gold at 12 o’clock – setting in two positions
Hands : flame-blued steel
Protective pouch: finely crafted extra-supple chestnut brown full-grain alligator leather pouch.
Gold smartphone control buttons