De Bethune Introduces Double-Sided DB Kind of Grande Complication

De Bethune Introduces Double-Sided DB Kind of Grande Complication

Published: June 15, 2024 | By: American Luxury Staff

De Bethune’s latest creation, the DB Kind of Grande Complication, represents the culmination of over two decades of innovation and artistic ingenuity cultivated within the esteemed Swiss manufacture. Encapsulating De Bethune’s heritage and watchmaking acumen, this double-sided grand complication timepiece is a veritable magnum opus showcasing the pinnacle of contemporary horology.

Founded in 2002, De Bethune has continually pushed the boundaries of mechanical watchmaking, pioneering groundbreaking technologies like the triple pare-chute shock absorption system, titanium and silicon components, and the ultra-lightweight 30” tourbillon. Channeling the spirit of 18th century cabinotiers, De Bethune artisans demonstrate exceptional metier d’arts craftsmanship, adorning calibers with shimmering hand-decorated starry skies and flawlessly finished components.

Within the DB Kind of Grande Complication’s elegant rounded case lies De Bethune Calibre DB2529, a technical tour de force integrating an astounding eight complications: perpetual calendar, spherical moon phase, retrograde age of the moon, 30” tourbillon, jumping seconds, power reserve indicator, and dual time displays. An engineering feat requiring intense concentration and artisanal dexterity, assembling the 751-component calibre necessitated rethinking the movement architecture so each complication integrates seamlessly into the whole.

A contemporary dial showcases the streamlined caliber and silvery retrograde moon phase ring, while a classic side features a three-dimensional moon sphere and signature De Bethune starry sky. Echoing 18th century regulators, the opaline hours ring, Breguet-style hands, and hunter case profile pay homage to haute horlogerie’s rich history. Like a great concerto, the DB Kind of Grande Complication profoundly captures De Bethune’s watchmaking heritage, embodying over two centuries of horological innovation distilled into one phenomenal timepiece.


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