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DB Eight

Material
Titanium
Bracelet strap
Leather, Canvas
Buckle
Pin buckle
Dial finish
Silver, radiating guilloche 12 sectors
Water resistance
30 m
Size
ø 42.4 mm
Thickness
9.2 mm
Movement
Manual-winding mechanical
Power reserve: 60 h, 28800 variations / hours
Silicium escapement
Skeleton movement
Functions
Hours, Minutes, Chronograph
Reference
DB8RETIS1
Launch date
03.2023
Collection
DB Eight
Price incl. VAT
91’545 CHF
Description

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.