Combining the finesse of watchmaking with the cutting-edge mechanics of the Manufacture, De Bethune presented the latest DB25QP, with a green guilloche dial and a new titanium case, during the fifth edition of Dubai Watch Week. The De Bethune perpetual calendar is tinged with poetry and combines the finesse of watchmaking with the precision mechanics of the Manufacture by bringing together moonphase, starry sky and perpetual calendar in an exceptional timepiece.
Inspired by the drum, the round case with a diameter of 44 mm, with its fine and resolutely classic lines, is subtly enhanced by the hollowed-out horns characteristic of the DB25 collection. The finesse of the decorations and the purity of the green hand-guilloche dial, radiating in 12 sectors, underline the legibility of the dial. At 12 o’clock, a sphere in palladium and black oxidized zirconium sits in a sky set with gold stars, also incorporating a leap year indicator in a gold pastille in the starry sky at 12 o’clock. The date can be read on a dial located at 6 o’clock, while the windows indicating the day of the week and the month are located at 9 and 3 o’clock respectively.
Developed in the Manufacture’s Haute Horlogerie workshops in Sainte Croix in the Swiss Jura, the automatic DB2324 caliber benefits from De Bethune’s research and technology knowhow, including a perpetual calendar, a spherical moon indicating the moon phases with a precision of 1 day/122 years, a self-regulating double barrel, a triple pare-chute system and a titanium/grey gold balance. A sapphire caseback allows one to admire the complexity of the movement as well as the refinement of its finishing. This new reference DB25QPATIS4 is destined to replace all the DB25QPs previously presented in the current De Bethune collection.