Now aglow in a slimmer rose gold case, the newest De Bethune DB25 Starry Varius is now a bit warmer in tone. Still focusing the eye skyward, with a personalized view of the stars, the latest edition is sleeker than ever with its 8.8mm-thick case and renewed lugs.
De Bethune has re-made the integrated, hollow lugs, first seen in the titanium model from 2018, so that they now hug the 42mm case a bit closer to the wrist. Framing a personalized sky, gold pins stand in for the stars framed by the new polished rose gold 5N case. The sky itself is blued and polished titanium.
De Bethune produces the dial’s Milky Way patterns with its mastery of high-tech laser beam micro milling. The pattern is then gilded with more traditional 24-karat gold leaf.
The watch continues to be powered by in-house mechanical manual winding DB2005 caliber with six-day power reserve, equipped with the latest in-house titanium balance wheel (optimized for temperature differences and friction) as well as the De Bethune’s heralded triple pare-chute shock absorbing system. Price: $72,000, or $85,000 with diamond bezel.
Specifications: De Bethune DB25 Starry Varius
Case: 42mm by 8.8mm rose gold with integrated, hollow lugs and open case back.
Movement: Hand-wound manufacture caliber DB2005 with six-day power reserve. Titanium balance wheel with white gold inserts, optimized for temperature differences and air penetration, De Bethune balance-spring with flat terminal curve, silicon escape wheel Triple pare-chute shock-absorbing system. Power Reserve is approximately six days with self-regulating twin-barrel and 30meters of water resistance
Dial: Star-studded sky in blued and polished titanium with hand-fitted, white gold pins depicting the stars
Strap/Bracelet: hand-stitched alligator leather with alligator lining and pin buckle in rose gold 5N