Imagine what it would be like to wear your own unique part of the universe on your wrist? With the DB25 Starry Varius, independent watchmaker De Bethune gives discerning fans of haute horlogerie and astronomy the chance to do just that.
De Bethune DB25 Starry Varius
Little Piece of Heaven
Long known for its beautiful execution of astronomical imagery, De Bethune’s Starry Varius takes the brand’s expertise a step further with the ultimate symbol of luxury – bespoke customization.
The celestial pattern of stars and the hazy white Milky Way on the brilliant blue dial is created by fitting individual white-gold pins and by using gold-leaf techniques enhanced by laser-beam micro milling. For those who like things just a little extra-special, De Bethune offers the option of personalizing the stars to reflect a particular location at a particular time!
Any memorable occasion, a proposal, a marriage or birth of a child, can be frozen in time forever by recreating the exact image of the galaxy at that specific moment on the dial of the Starry Varius.
Not Just A Pretty Face
Apart from the beautiful star-studded dial, the Starry Varius has a thin, 42mm titanium case, and De Bethune’s trademark openworked lugs which make the watch a comfortable fit, even for a smaller-sized wrist.
The dial itself is made from highly polished grade 5 titanium that has been coated with protective lacquer and heated to extremely high temperatures in order to achieve the brilliant blue colour.
The angle of the watch determines whether the blue appears either electric or a deep midnight blue, further adding to the mystique if this Starry Varius.
A silver-toned ring with rose- gold hour markers and roman numerals surrounds the blue center, and the hours and minutes are indicated by delicate rose-gold hands.
The in-house manual caliber DB2105 which powers this heavenly timepiece is visible through the sapphire crystal case-back of the Starry Varius and provides a 6-day power reserve.
The Starry Varius has a black alligator leather strap fastened by a titanium buckle which completes the elegant picture.
HOT Verdict: A beautiful piece of horological craftsmanship with a personal touch that makes every watch truly unique and one-of-a-kind.