De Bethune DB21 Maxichrono Réédition

Swiss luxury watch brand De Bethune has created a re-edition of its iconic DB21 Maxichrono collection. The new model is limited to 10 pieces annual production.

The watch features a Grade 5 titanium case and houses a hand-wound mechanical movement. The watch boasts a Three-dimensional dial featuring 5 central hands layout.

Technical specifications

Name: DB21 Maxichrono Réédition
Reference: DB21RE
Limitation: Limited annual production of 10

Functions
Hours, Minutes, Mono-pusher chronograph with 24-hour, 60- minute and 60-second counters

Movement
DB2030
Type: Mechanical hand-wound movement
Adjustment: By the crown at 6 o’clock (2 positions) for winding and setting the time
Via a push-piece integrated in the crown for the chronograph function
Number of parts: 426
Jewelling: 51 jewels
Diameter: 30 mm
Power reserve: 5 days, ensured by a self-regulating twin barrel – De Bethune Innovation (2004)
Titanium balance wheel with white gold inserts, optimized for temperature differences and air penetration – De Bethune Patent (2016)
“De Bethune” balance-spring with flat terminal curve – De Bethune Patent (2006)
Silicon escape wheel
“De Bethune Absolute Clutch” – De Bethune Patent (2014)
Frequency: 36,000 vibrations per hour
Adornment: Bridges mirror-polished, sandblasted and snailed by hand; Steel parts polished and chamfered by hand

Display
5 curved central hands – hand-polished steel for hours and minutes hands and flame-blued steel chronograph hours and seconds indicators
Chronograph minutes indicator in red

Dial
Three-dimensional dial constructed on different levels to maximise readability. From the centre to the periphery: silver-toned central hours counter – hours ring in titanium with blued markers – silver-toned minutes ring and minutes counter transfer-printed red numerals – silver-toned 1/10th of second graduated outer ring for seconds counter

Case
Case material: Grade 5 titanium
Case diameter: 44.4 mm
Case thickness: 12 mm
Lugs: Short or long floating lugs in blued grade 5 titanium – De Bethune Patent (2006)
Crystal: In sapphire crystal (1800 Vickers hardness) with double anti-reflective coating
Case back: Revealing the mechanism with hand-polished steel bridges
Sapphire crystal (1800 Vickers hardness) with double antireflective coating
Water resistance: 3 ATM

Strap
Extra-supple alligator leather, alligator lining
Buckle: Buckle in blued grade 5 titanium and pin in grade 5 titanium

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.