DB Kind of Grande Complication

Reference# DBK2TV2


    • Details
    • Description
    • Case: Titanium
    • Size: 43.3 mm x 13.85 mm
    • Movement: DB2529 mechanical hand-wound, self-regulating twin barrel, titanium balance wheel with white gold inserts, silicon escape wheel, ultra-light de bethune 30’’ tourbillon in titanium, de bethune dead beat second, spherical moon-phase indication accurate to a degree of one lunar day every 122 years, retrograde age of the moon indication
    • Function: dual front and back display of hours and minutes, jumping seconds, ultra-light de bethune 30’’ tourbillon in titanium, spherical moonphase indication, leap-year indication, perpetual calendar indicating day, month and date, end of power reserve indication, age of the moon indication
    • Power Reserve: approximately 4 days
    • Water Resistance: 30 m
    • Dial: hand-polished and blued titanium hands for hours, minutes and jumping seconds. blued polished moon day indicator. polished steel tourbillon seconds hand. end of power-reserve indicator between 8 and 9 o'clock. ultra-light de bethune 30’’ tourbillon in titanium. polished titanium hours and minutes indication minute indication on the periphery hour indication centered around the balance wheel at 6 o'clock
    • Strap/Bracelet: Extra-supple alligator leather, alligator lining: Pin buckle in polished grade 5 titanium

     De Bethune – DB Kind of Grande Complication 

    Encapsulating the memory and culture of De Bethune in an exceptional timepiece that illustrates the technical and artistic expertise and excellence cultivated in its L’Auberson workshops was the challenge taken up by Denis Flageollet and his high-flying team. 

    The case incorporates a rotation system (feature introduced in 2021) mounted on floating lugs which – by means of an ingenious micro-mechanism – enable the case to pivot around its central axis in a smooth, accurate swivelling movement. More than 60 components – 50 of which relate to the water-resistant part and are therefore perfectly rustproof – are involved in positioning the dial on either side. A cam-operated indexing system ensures perfect alignment of the case with the floating lugs that follow the curves of the wrist.

    The rounded design of its classically inspired case with its crown at 12 o’clock on the contemporary side (6 o’clock on the traditional side) conceals the technical challenges of a double case complexified by a multiple display of several functions and the combination within a single calibre of eight different horological complications: perpetual calendar, spherical moon-phase indication, retrograde age of the Moon and leap years, ultra-light tourbillon in blued titanium, jumping seconds, power reserve as well as the double display of hours and minutes.