The event marks the first time this timepiece is presented in the Middle East since its launch at the Geneva Week 2019 last January.
Qatar Show, building on the successful legacy of the fabled Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition, will be the setting for De Bethune to meet with connoisseurs of contemporary Fine Watchmaking in the Middle East. Held from February 20th to 25th, this will be the inaugural edition of Qatar Show, continuing an annual tradition that began with the first Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition sixteen years ago. The exclusive event, designed for lovers and collectors of Fine Watchmaking, and independent manufacturers in particular, has become a must on the international watchmaking calendar.
De Bethune is present in Doha with an exhibition area for its iconic timepieces and its latest 2019 models, including the DB25 Starry Varius Chronomètre Tourbillon, which was awarded “Best Chronometer of the Year” at the last Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, as well as the latest DB28GS Grand Bleu, which was unveiled earlier this year in Geneva. Pierre Jacques, CEO of De Bethune said: “There is no better forum in which to meet with our customers and collectors in Doha. De Bethune has been faithful to this event for many years, and so it is natural to reserve a special announcement for Qatar Show. This will be the first time we present our first sports watch, the DB28GS Grand Bleu, in the Middle East.”
DB28GS Grand Bleu 2019: De Bethune presents its first 100% sports watch. This new chapter begins with a technical and elegant diver’s model.
Integrating creativity! Driving innovation! Veering firmly off the beaten track! Not repeating, but instead inventing; pursuing ingenious reflection while improving precision, reliability, readability and comfort: the DB28GS Grand Bleu was designed and developed to be a resolutely sporty watch, adapted to the active life of today’s men, while cultivating the aesthetic elegance cherished by De Bethune. A new calibre; water resistance to more than 100 metres; excellent readability including in the darkest depths thanks to ingenious lighting inside the movement; a different bezel that rotates this time with the crystal to indicate dive times; a titanium case for a light feel and a rubber strap for convenience; along with a five-day power reserve. The model is delivered with two straps: a canvas version and a striated natural rubber iteration with titanium folding clasp, which also contributes to the practical and pleasant wearer comfort of this timepiece.