In a pursuit of elegance and purity of design, De Bethune announces its 31st in-house calibre with the release of the DB Eight, pursuing a long tradition of classic single-button chronographs, including the DB1 and DB8.
Together, Denis Flageollet and Claire Wolf chose to develop a classic column-wheel mechanism equipped with an instantaneous minutes counter, which is quite a technical feat for a single-pusher calibre with a 60-minute counter. Moreover, the extreme thinness of the wheel’s teeth makes it a veritable technical challenge. All the elements of the escapement and balance are based on the finest elements featured in De Bethune calibres, notably its patented balance-spring with flat terminal curve , titanium balance with white gold inertia-blocks, along with the silicon escape-wheel.
The new DB Eight is both an update of a beloved classic and a versatile new timepiece well suited to everyday wear: an expression of the pursuit of performance and beauty inherent in all De Bethune watchmaking.