Geneva-based luxury watch brand De Bethune presents DB27 Titan Hawk JPS, a new addition to the Titan Hawk collection. This watch expresses De Bethune’s long-standing commitment to both technical and aesthetic excellence.
The striking contrast between black and gold gives the new DB27 Titan Hawk JPS a clean but subtly elegant technical feel, echoing the influence and heritage of competitive motorsports, as well as the advanced features of the caliber AUTOV2.
The DB27 Titan Hawk JPS continues the line’s combination of advanced technical features, practicality and wearability, and clean, distinctive styling in a timepiece that pays homage to the golden age of competitive motorsports of the 1970s.
This timepiece boasts all the aesthetic codes of the Manufacture De Bethune: the patented floating lug system with its famous cone-shaped tips that are more prominent than ever, comprising polished yellow grade 5 titanium inserts recalling the side of the case, the 12 o’clock position of its crown, a microlight decoration on the case middle, and the black microlight dial.
The in-house self-winding calibre AUTOV2 has been optimized for strength, precision, and performance. It offers a sixty-hour power reserve from a single mainspring barrel, and features De Bethune’s signature titanium balance, with white gold inserts. It comes equipped with the patented De Bethune balance spring, and a balance bridge fixed at two points on the movement plate for maximum strength and stability.
The De Bethune Titan Hawk JPS features a case in black zirconium, a high-tech, high-strength, hypoallergenic and lightweight material offering superior technical advantages in comparison to standard sports watch stainless steels. The wearability of the watch is further improved by the signature De Bethune articulated floating lugs.
The yellow titanium accents contrasting with the black zirconium case body evoke the John Player Special Formula One livery used by the F1 Lotus team. The yellow gold-toned accents are in fact yellow titanium, which demonstrates De Bethune’s expertise in working with the oxidation of titanium and its color palette.
The DB27 Titan Hawk JPS is available as a limited series sold exclusively through De Bethune.
Model name: De Bethune DB27 Titan Hawk JPS
Hours, Minutes, seconds
Type: Mechanical self-winding movement
Adjustment: Winding and setting the time (2 positions)
Number of parts: 217
Jewelling: 29 jewels
Diameter: 30 mm
Power reserve: 60 hours
Titanium balance wheel with white gold inserts – De Bethune Patent (2004) improved settings qualities
“De Bethune” balance-spring with flat terminal curve – De Bethune Patent (2006)
Optimized oscillating weight in titanium and white gold
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour
Adornment: Hand-crafted finishing and decoration
Two toned titanium sandblasted hands, at this end hand polished
Chapter ring with Roman numerals in gold
Minutes circle with Arabic numerals in gold placed around the rim of the dial
Polished black zirconium, with middle microlight
Case diameter: 43 mm
Case thickness: 9 mm
Lugs: Short floating lugs in black brushed zirconium with yellow titanium inserts – De Bethune Patent (2006)
Crystal: In sapphire crystal (hardness of 1800 Vickers) with double anti-reflective coating
Case back: Open in polished black zirconium
Tinted sapphire crystal (hardness of 1800 Vickers) with double anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 3 ATM
Buckle: Pin in yellow grade 5 titanium and buckle in black polished zirconium