The Caliber DB2509 movement powers the De Bethune DB16’s 43 mm pink gold case. The mechanical hand-wound movement features hours, minutes, central jumping seconds and a perpetual calendar. The spherical moon-phase can be seen at the top of the dial and contains a leap year indication at 12 o’clock and is accurate to a degree of one lunar day every 122 years.
On the sides of the case are cone-shaped lugs, giving the watch a distinctive shape. The transparent case back reveals the Tourbillon 30 and the central jumping seconds. The watch has a power reserve of four days.
De Bethune draws nurture and inspiration from several centuries of history in forging its vision of 21st century watchmaking art, profoundly rooted in contemporary culture. Each development is governed by a constant quest for aesthetic excellence, subtly interacting with the pursuit of high technical standards. The architecture of objects is driven as much by its beauty as by its sturdiness or its function, without any one factor outweighing the others. Like the classic chef d’oeuvres of historical master-watchmakers, De Bethune creations are authentic sculptures in which every component is designed to occupy all three spatial dimensions. Discover more about De Bethune here.