With the DB28 Kind of Blue Tourbillon Meteorite, De Bethune brings on the wrist, an astounding piece of celestial time..right from deep space.
Made from an alloy of iron and nickel, a rare ferrous meteorite is a part of the story of this watch. It landed on earth 5000 years ago…in Santiago del Estero, Argentina. Calling on diamond powder, steel blades and scorching flames, a master watchmaker used all his tools to breathe life into this sleeping beauty! The result? A unique piece fashioned from titanium and sporting a shade of blue made exceptionally vibrant through a secret technique.
The wondrous 30 mm case encases a beautiful dial. It depicts a star studded sky in blued hand-polished iron meteorite with white gold stars, hours ring in grade 5 polished and blued titanium with pointers in pink 5N gold, Minutes ring in grade 5 satin-polished and blued titanium.
What mechanism would be apt to place in the heart of this magical timepiece? The tourbillon fit the concept! Lighter than stardust, the twirling tourbillon sets the beat of a stunning two-step waltz. Thirty-six thousand times per hour, the toing and froing balance wheel steers two gold hands – the only components allowed to fly so close to the scintillating meteor. Its unerringly regular revolutions seem to mimic the life of the one that once orbited another body! The DB2019v3 Mechanical calibre with manual winding beats in the watch.
The masterpiece is encased in gold and glass. It was but a pleasant twist of fate that ensured the long voyage didn’t end in the meteor graveyards of Argentina, but fell into magical hands!
Needless to say, this is one unique piece…and the man who wears DB28 Kind of Blue Tourbillon Meteorite…will be very lucky indeed!