DB28 STEEL WHEELS (+ Blued version)
It’s time for a fresh start at the Manufacture DE BETHUNE and 2018 is bringing several changes.
I don’t want to go too much in the details but in few words, a new ceo and global strategy took over and this new DB28 is the result of it. As you can see, « Steel Wheels » has been added to DB28 and the polished titanium piece was the first one introduced in January 2018. Later that year (in March) a second version was presented, the full Blued titanium.
The main (or i should say more obvious) difference is the open central bridge! That’s for sure, what you’re going to notice first. I love how the barrels & wheels are apparent. The combination of the « Côtes De Bethune » and the two barrels springs is Superb aesthetically.
Its balance wheel is made of titanium with white gold inserts. Associated to a silicon escapement wheel, the regulating organ offers a pretty great performance.
In terms of design, the DB28 Steel Wheels is a demonstration of creativity! Like almost all De Bethune’s timepieces, this one is instantly recognizable. Both versions look Stunning! but if i had to choose, i would pic the « blued » one. I also like the fact that the central hour hand is transparent! It’s a coherent and smart decision as they wanted to make sure that the movement DB2115V4 stay as much as possible visible on the front side.
Strong start for DE BETHUNE in 2018 and hopefully the sales figures are as creative as Mr. Denis Flageollet.
Limited edition 25 pieces each