On the occasion of humankind’s symbolic passage into this new underworld predicted by the Mayan calendar, De Bethune created an exceptional 12-piece edition in tribute to the scholarly traditions of this people.
Sapphire crystal circled by flame-blued steel.
Yellow gold hand-engraved by Michèle Rothen divide in 3 parts:
Outer ring with numerals glyphs in flame-blued steel.
Intern ring composed of 20 different glyphs, representing sacred deities, animals, and objects.
Central part representing periodic glyph of the baktun, counting 144000 days.
White gold, drum-shaped. Diameter: 44mm-Thickness: 12.5mm
Sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective coating (1800 Vickers).
Case back open, sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective coating (1800 Vickers).
Mechanical hand-wound movement.
Diameter 30 mm–160 parts – Hand-decorated and engraved platinum with angled and hand-polished steel – Côtes De Bethune.
Self-regulating twin barrel – De Bethune Innovation (2004)
Silicon/palladium balance-wheel – De Bethune Patent (2009)
Balance spring with flat terminal curve – De Bethune Patent (2006)
Triple pare-chute shock-absorbing system – De Bethune Innovation (2005)
Extra-supple alligator leather, alligator lining