DB28XP Starry Sky

Reference# DB28XPTIS3V2
Manufacturer's retail price: $83,500
  • Details
  • Description
  • Case: titanium
  • Size: 43mm
  • Movement: hand-wound manufacture caliber DB2115v7
  • Power Reserve: approximately six days
  • Water Resistance: 30m
  • Dial: starry sky with white-gold stars
  • Caseback: solid, engraved
  • Hands: hand-polished rose gold
  • Strap/Bracelet: hand-stitched alligator leather
  • Factory Warranty: two years

A watch that offers a firmament to behold, one in which the infinite blue unfolds. A nocturnal window to the far reaches and depths of space, the quest for perfection and beauty never truly leaves Denis Flageollet. The designer and crafter, Master Watchmaker, signs this of this exceptional timepiece of pure style, where the dramatic arc of tension in the lines meets the finesse of the case, with the hallmarks of the contemporary expression of the art of watchmaking by De Bethune.

Classic by inspiration with its round, ultra-thin shape, its crown at 12 o’clock, and a hunter case back borrowed from pocket watches, the DB28 Starry Sky comes in an ultra-lightweight, mirror-polished titanium. Its redesigned floating lugs only emphasize the modern, even futuristic character. Like an obsession, as a quest to represent the most beautiful sky, to capture its emotional power, and preserve it accurately so it can be worn on the wrist: DB28 XP Starry Sky offers a gaze into the infinite that has become a recurring theme throughout the Maison’s creations.

As a way of marking the DB28’s 10th anniversary, and inspired by DB28 Skybridge, which featured a curved sky, De Bethune raises the stakes of complexity even further by creating a blue Microlight firmament. Another first. The dial’s surface of peaks and valleys refracts light in yet more dimensions, offering a unique spectacle. Free and unconstrained, the mastery of blued titanium translates into a multitude of microgrooves that create a mesmerizing optical effect.

Into the deep blue expanse, a multitude of small white gold pins driven through one by one with great care and accuracy recreating the actual magic of the stars on an actual night. Glittering sparkles give the night-time heavens an endless depth. A magical experience made all the more special by the fact that the firmament depicted is not random. The customer selects the date and hour and location, and De Bethune draws the sky map of on the dial.

True to the Maison’s brand cues, DB28XP Starry Sky features the hour circle in silver, the minutes in Arabic numerals, the discreet De Bethune signature at 12 o’clock, and rose gold hands designed especially for this edition.