De Bethune

DB28GS Grand Bleu

Case material
Bracelet strap
Folding buckle
Water resistance
100 m
ø 44 mm
12.8 mm
Manual-winding mechanical
Power reserve: 120 h, 28800 variations / hours
Silicium escapement
Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Power reserve indicator
Mechanical lighting by means of a miniature dynamo. Unidirectional rotating bezel.
Price incl. VAT
91'500 CHF

DB28GS Grand Bleu

2019: De Bethune presents its first 100% sports watch.

This new chapter begins with a technical and elegant diver’s model.

Placing innovation at the heart of the creative process. Adopting a continuity-based approach with regard to the work undertaken by the master-watchmakers of the Age of Enlightenment. Not repeating, but instead pursuing ingenious reflection while improving precision, reliability, readability and comfort: Denis Flageollet, an outdoor sports enthusiast, felt the need to create a sporty diving watch combining technical and aesthetic refinement.

•    A new calibre, the 27th bearing the De Bethune signature, with central seconds and a five-day power reserve indicated on the dial.

•    Water resistance to more than 100 meters,

•    A good readability of the dial including in the darkest depths thanks to an ingenious lighting system inside the movement, produced by a fully mechanical means that works on a miniature dynamo principle.

•    A new blue photoluminescent material named the “Blue Moon” – developed in partnership with Black Badger and now proprietary to De Bethune - to improve the readability of the hands, indices and timer, daytime and nighttime, whilst remaining true to De Bethune's hallmark blue radiant color spectrum.

•    A rotating bezel that rotates this time with the sapphire crystal to indicate dive times, which enables the model to remain elegantly slender.

•    A 44mm case with a black zirconium case middle (“Microlight” decoration), made of brushed and hand polished grade 5 titanium caseback and bezel, the 12 o’clock crown position and above all the presence of the patented system of floating lugs that adapt to wrist size and movements.

•    The model is delivered with two straps: a canvas version and a striated natural rubber iteration with titanium folding clasp, which also contributes to the practical and pleasant wearer comfort of this timepiece.