DB25 World TravellerReference# DB25GMTWS1Manufacturer's retail price: $137,500.00Compare
- Case: 18-karat white gold
- Size: 45mm
- Movement: hand-wound manufacture caliber DB2547
- Function: dual time/GMT, world time
- Power Reserve: approximately 5 days
- Dial: silvered Guilloché
- Caseback: sapphire crystal
- Hands: blued, leaf-shaped
- Strap/Bracelet: alligator leather
The DB25 World Traveller is designed to become a loyal companion for the long-distance traveller. Although the invention of multiple time zones dates back to the 17th century, the readability and adjustment of the functions on a wristwatch have never been so simple and intuitive. The system is completely secure and each indication can be controlled independently. Once again, De Bethune stands out from the pack by inventing a timepiece that is simple in appearance but conceals a gem of technical intelligence.
Visually, the refinement of the DB25 World Traveller lies in the concentric arrangement of the functions. World times appear on a disc in the center of the dial, encircled by a graduated channel in which a moving microsphere indicates the reference time - also known as the home time. This microsphere, a technical signature of De Bethune since their invention of the three-dimensional moon-phase, has two halves that allow it to also indicate day and night. One half is blue, the other pink, and they reverse positions when they pass 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Local time is displayed on the hour circle, and the day on the last exterior circle.