By Jovan Krstevski
The Digital DB28, animated by a mechanical whose display multiple, for digital jumping hours, minutes and analog for spherical for moon phases, embodies a contemporary vision of the aesthetics of the time.
Guilloche dial out to barley grain patterns, spherical moon and starry sky are all classical references in their arrangement and execution, say modern design.
Silver, guilloche reveals all its subtlety and beauty of its grounds. The balance of the dial is the presence in the center of the spherical moon, two polished hemispheres, one in palladium the other flame-blued steel indicate the phases of the moon with an accuracy of one lunar day every 1112 years. Peripheral sky that stretches from 9am to 3am, cap the minute disc driven by a sophisticated mechanism of micro-ball bearings, also the origin of the digital time display.
Like the dial, lightweight case of DB28 titanium polished, signs the modern and futuristic character of the Digital DB28. Equipped with its crown at 12 o’clock, it features the patented system that allows mobile cradles, using springs, a millimetric adjustment and wrist movements.
The back of the piece reveals finishes and technology manufactured De Bethune movement with blued steel flame and decorated with Côtes de Genève bridges so reworked the end strengthen the reflection of light on the matter and draw the eye to the heart of the movement.Some patents and innovations appear through the window on the caliber DB2144 equipped, including double barrel self-regulating, the circular beam of silicon and gold gray, flat hairspring terminal curve and the system of triple pare-chute shock absorption.
Hours – minutes – moon phase
Calibre DB2144 – mechanical hand-wound movement
Power reserve: 5 days
Grade 5 titanium – diameter 43 mm with a 45 mm titanium bezel
Attachments: floating lugs* in grade 5 titanium
Watch glasses: sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment
Crown: at 12 o’clock Back: transparent
Dial: silver-toned hand-guilloché barleycorn motif
De Bethune star-studded sky in polished blued grade 5 titanium encrusted with white gold stars:
– peripheral segments at 9 and 3 o’clock
– central disc
spherical moon-phase indicator at the centre
Jumping-hour aperture at 12 o’clock
Analogue minutes indicator on a silver-toned rotating disc
Extra-supple alligator leather with pin buckle
*Manufacture De Bethuneinnovations and registered patents
Jovan Krstevski – Founder, Proprietor & Executive Editor
Watch collector, aficionado and a Event profile in the Swedish nightlife. He launched Watchgeek back in 2011, which is now known as WristReview. He quotes ’WristReview is a site to help people find, explore, discover and enjoy wristwatches.’ His passion jump started in his early teens, when he was given his first mid-range wristwatch which was an Omega Seamaster. Since then he has always been in love with wristwatches!