Created in 2005 for the first "Only Watch" auction, the DBS represents the perfect union between technical mastery and contemporary aesthetic qualities.
Hours, minutes. De Bethune Spherical moon phase indicator at 6 o’clock. Power reserve indicator on the back.
Anthracite, Côtes De Bethunes, Openworked bridge at 6 o’clock. De Bethune spherical moon phase indicator at 6 o’clock.
Platinum, diameter:42.6mm.-thickness: 11.2mm.
Sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective coating (1800 Vickers).
Closed case back with an aperture on the horizontally power reserve indicator.
Mechanical hand-wound movement.
Diameter 30mm – 265 parts – hand-decorated with circular grained, snailed chamfered and polished steel parts – Côtes De Bethune.
Self-regulating twin barrel – De Bethune Innovation (2004)
Titanium/platinum balance – De Bethune Patent (2005)
Balance-spring with flat terminal curve – De Bethune Patent (2006)
Triple pare-chute shock-absorbing system – De Bethune Innovation (2005)
Spherical moon phase indication accurate to a degree of one lunar day every 122 years – De Bethune Patent (2004)
Extra-supple alligator leather, alligator lining