Can a watch be so recognizable yet still mark a new chapter for a brand? With the new De Bethune DB28xs Starry Seas, we can answer that question with a resounding yes. Part of the DB28 collection, it features moveable lugs and a dial design that matches, for example, the DB28 XP Starry Sky. The first big difference is size. Where DB28 XP Starry Sky has a diameter of 43mm, DB28xs Starry Seas has only 38.7mm. Combined with a titanium case and a thickness of just 7.4mm, it makes for a very versatile watch.

It also gives the DB28xs Starry Seas a luxurious feel without becoming flimsy. This is further amplified by the ring, which features minute markers and Roman numerals, surrounding a sea of guilloches. Where De Bethune made a name for itself with its beautiful blue dial representing the night sky with stars in it, now these stars reflect on the water. To create this effect, De Bethune crafted the dial from blued titanium with a random guilloche pattern on it, a world first. They are crafted from white gold and cover the dial, creating a beautiful backdrop for the hour and minute hands to pass by.

The movement is also enhanced by typical De Bethune inventions, such as the self-regulating double barrel, which gives the DB28xs Starry Seas a six-day power reserve. The balance spring with flat terminal curve was patented by De Bethune in 2006 and the titanium balance with white gold details in 2016, providing optimal performance for temperature differentials and transitions. air movement. It goes without saying that De Bethune has paid as much attention to the technical performance of the caliber DB2005 as to its finishing, which is excellent.

The finishing touch is provided by the strap, which is not only made from crocodile leather on the outside but also has a lining of the same material. This further enhances the wearing comfort of the DB28xs Starry Seas, which will certainly attract a larger number of watch enthusiasts to De Bethune than ever before. The price of DB28xs Starry Seas is 90,000 USD

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