De Bethune DB25 LT Tourbillon

In this new model, the centuries old artistic & horological cultures and De Bethune’s state-of-the-art technologies are successfully merged. The new DB25 tourbillon watch evokes a pure design with lines inspired by the decorative arts. The drum-shaped case with its imposing 44 mm diameter is built on a set of superposed rings of various sizes, giving it a sense of substance while remaining exquisitely light.

Lightness is also the distinctive feature of the slender lugs openworked adorned with a cone-shaped motif and featuring a sloping design that accentuates the roundness of the object and ensures a perfect fit on the wrist.

The cold tones of platinum are combined with 5N rose gold and a hand-guilloché dial embellished with radiating motifs crafted in the finest classical tradition. As if literally floating in space, the spherical De Bethune moon sits delicately enthroned at 12 o’clock and opens a symbolic window onto the cosmos. Entirely mirror-polished and composed of half-spheres meticulously set into blued steel and palladium, this three-dimensional indicator is driven by a high precision mechanism requiring only one adjustment ever 122 years.

The subtle nature of the polished steel, flame-blued hands lies as much in the delicacy of their lines as in their slightly curved shape that is required to help them glide smoothly over the moon at 12 o’clock. Alongside the classic features such as a triangular bridge adorned with Côtes de Bethune, the back of the DB25 LT nonetheless displays a strong contrast with its avant-garde mechanism powered by a 30- second silicon and titanium tourbillon with its balance-wheel oscillating at 36,000 vibrations per hour, making it one of the fastest and lightest in the watch industry with its 57 components weighing just 0.18 grams in all.

Technical details
Model: De Bethune DB25 LT Tourbillon

Functions
Hours – minutes – spherical moon-phase indication at 12 o’clock
Tourbillon with 30-second indication on the back at 9 o’clock

Movement
DB 2519 calibre – mechanical hand-wound movement
Mechanical hand-wound movement
Diameter: 30 mm
354 parts
Hand-crafted finishing and decoration, Côtes De Bethune
Chamfered and hand-polished steel components
Self-regulating twin barrel
Silicon/white gold balance wheel
Balance-spring with flat terminal curve
De Bethune 30 ‘’ silicon/titanium Tourbillon 36,000 vph
Spherical moon-phase indication
Silicon escape-wheel
Jewelling: 27 jewels
Frequency: 36,000 vibrations per hour
Power reserve: 4 days

Case
Platinum, drum-shaped
Diameter:  44 mm
Thickness: 12,5 mm
Attachments: fixed and hollowed lugs
Glass: sapphire crystal, 1800 Vickers with double anti-reflective treatment
Crown: at 3 o’clock – adjustable in 2 positions
Back: open – sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment

Dial
Hand-guilloché rose gold
De Bethune star-studded sky in mirror-polished flame-blued steel inlaid with yellow gold stars with spherical moon-phase indicator in palladium and flame-blued steel at 12 o’clock
Hands: curved, in hand-polished flame-blued steel

Strap 
Extra-supple alligator leather strap with pin buckle DB 2519 calibre

 

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