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DB21

Maxichrono Réédition

Reference: DB21RE

This is the first reinterpretation of this revolutionary chronograph designed in 2006. A model that was pure, absolute and radical in its approach, thanks to its principle of five hands mounted on a single central axis and controlled by a simple single pusher... De Bethune now presents the first reissue of this chronograph which has become an icon for Fine Watchmaking connoisseurs

functions

Hours, Minutes, Mono-pusher chronograph with 24-hour, 60-minute and 60-second counters

display

 


Dial: Three-dimensional dial constructed on different levels to maximise readability. From the centre to the periphery: silver-toned central hours counter – hours ring in titanium with blued markers – silver-toned minutes ring and minutes counter transfer-printed red numerals – silver-toned 1/10th of second graduated outer ring for seconds counter

Hands: 5 curved central hands – hand-polished steel for hours and minutes hands and flame-blued steel chronograph hours and seconds indicators, Chronograph minutes indicator in red

case

Grade 5 titanium – diameter 44.4 mm – thickness 12 mm 

Attachments:
Short or long floating lugs in blued grade 5 titanium, De Bethune Patent (2006)

Glass:
Sapphire crystal, 1800 Vickers hardness with double anti-reflective treatment
Crown at 6 o’clock, setting in two positions

Back:
Revealing the mechanism with hand-polished steel bridges 
Sapphire crystal (hardness of 1800 Vickers) with double anti-reflective coating

calibre

DB2030 calibre

Movement:
Mechanical hand-wound 

Diameter 30 mm – 426 parts – Bridges mirror-polished, sandblasted and snailed by hand – Steel parts polished and chamfered by hand

- Self-regulating twin barrel, De Bethune Innovation (2004)
- Titanium balance wheel with white gold inserts, De Bethune Patent (2016)
- "De Bethune" balance-spring with flat terminal curve, De Bethune Patent (2006)
- Silicon escape wheel
- "De Bethune Absolute Clutch ", De Bethune Patent (2014)

Jewelling:
51 jewels

Frequency:
36,000 vibrations per hour

Power reserve:
5 days

strap

Extra-supple alligator leather, alligator lining

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