De Bethune – DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon
At BaselWorld 2014, De Bethune will unveil a genuinely innovative chronograph that is the aftereffect of seven years of innovative work. The DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon is a mono-pusher chronograph with five focal hands!
The design of the DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon’s silver-conditioned dial aims to make it easier and more attractive to peruse the chronograph indications by doing away with the little subdials of the conventional chronograph. The architecture of the dial is built on different levels; some of them are bended to maximize the visibility. From the middle to the periphery it highlights focal hours counter, hours inner ring, minutes ring and minutes counter, external ring with chronograph seconds indication
The hands that give this watch its identity are designed to follow the different shapes and bends of the silver-conditioned dial. They are all close by polished steel that has been flame-blued aside from the chronograph minutes hand, which is in rose gold. A single press button, coaxial with the crown at 3 o’clock, works the chronograph.
The 46 mm rose-gold instance of the DB29 with its smooth bends includes the brand’s brand name cone-molded hauls. A press button at 4 o’clock opens the cover on the sapphire-gem glass of a titanium case back to uncover the construction of the hand-wound calibre DB2039 with its polished steel bridges, the tourbillon at 3 o’clock and the complex mechanism of an innovative time-measuring framework featuring three segment wheels.
This chronograph can gauge even since a long time ago passed times on account of its counters for 60 seconds, an hour and 24 hours. The focal chronograph hands are mounted on co-axial stacked wheels, a complex framework that requires genuine technical expertise to achieve.
Exceptional precision is guaranteed by the De Bethune 30-second Tourbillon in silicon and titanium oscillating at a pace of 36,000 vibrations each hour – one of the quickest and lightest available with its 63 sections weighing a sum of 0.18 grams.
De Bethune’s innovative work division has declared the filing of a patent application n° CH00076/14 for the chronograph mechanism. De Bethune’s total grip maintains the greater part of the benefits of the horizontal and vertical grasp frameworks while eliminating their deficiencies.
In 2014 De Bethune will produce just twenty pieces of DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon (ref. DB29RS1).