De Bethune is particularly proud and pleased to learn that the two timepieces submitted as entries for the Grand Prix de l’Horlogerie de Genève 2019, were retained for the jury’s official preselection.
The DB28 Yellow Tones in the Men’s Category
A master in the art of thermal oxidation of metals, De Bethune continues to explore all the hues and shades achievable with steel grades and titanium by heat-induced chemical reactions. To create its own fiery yellow, De Bethune applies its famous technique of gently oxidizing grade 5 titanium to naturally tint its surface. This ritual conjures a rare, unique, uniform and extraordinary flame blonde colour.
Furthermore, the DB28 impresses with the Maison’s latest innovations:
The patented spherical moon phase, located at 6 o’clock. Made of steel and palladium, it is
accurate to within one lunar day every 122 years.
Aerodynamics, optimized efficiency, reliability, regulating quality, thermo-compensation,
anti-magnetism… the high-performance escapement features a titanium balance wheel torque with white gold weights, and a patented flat terminal curve spiral, ensuring an ideal mass/inertia ratio for an optimal frequency of 28,800 vph adapted to wristwatches.
The benchmark-setting “triple pare-chute” shock absorption system.
The DB28GS Grand Bleu in the Diver’s Category
A new calibre, water resistance now extended to 100 metres, excellent legibility even in lowest light conditions thanks to ingenious lighting inside the movement, a different bezel that now rotates together with the crystal to give diving time, a titanium case for lightness, and a rubber strap for practicality. This watch also features a 5-day power reserve.