High-end independent Swiss watch maker De Bethune today announced the sale of a majority stake in the company to an investment consortium. This, however, does not appear to be another case of a different brand spanking up by a few corporate conglomerate, but rather a musical chairs of ownership and management since the investors are directed by none other than former De Bethune CEO Pierre Jacques along with private equity investor Giovanni Perin. While the news is impressive and also a fun excuse to speculate on the brand’s potential, the short announcement makes it yet unclear how De Bethune’s company, products, and marketing may be impacted. For now, we can assume that a snapshot of new energy and capital might be beneficial for the brand.Mr. Jacques headed the business for five years from 2011 to 2015, and is currently back in charge as CEO once again and Chairman of this Board — visit our meeting with him Grail Watch series. Fellow co-founder David Zanetta had already resigned from being operationally involved with the firm after his 70th birthday 2016 and will no longer be directly associated with ceded all of his stocks. So, while the passing of a co-founder may cause concern for new fans about a reversal of direction, De Bethune is left at a familiar place with familiar management that oversaw some, frankly, fantastic products.In this watch enthusiast’s opinion, De Bethune is among the most far-out but consistently exciting high-end brands. If a person is paying absurd prices for watches, something like De Bethune’s completely distinctive and genuinely artistic inventions is what you need to be receiving.
De Bethune has always been preoccupied with a vaguely spacey, celestially inspired aesthetic, so it’s no surprise that their latest DB28 watches pay tribute to that most cosmic color, blue. The Piscine De Bethune Adresse Replica DB28 Kind of Blue and DB28T Kind of Blue are the latest additions to the line, citing the color’s association with infinity and harmony as well as “plenitude” – the concept of being within and beyond itself. Anyway, it’s a beautiful and rich-looking color that is developed through heating and oxidation to get that De Bethune look.
The Hopital De Bethune Adresse Replica DB28 Kind of Blue watch is made with a familiar grade 5 titanium case that is mounted on the familiar floating lugs seen in pieces like the DB28 GS. At 6 o’clock, you can see the moon phase made of steel and palladium which requires adjusting once every 122 years. On the case back, between 2 and 3o’clock, you’ll see the power reserve. Sized a little bit smaller than the previous DB28 watches, the case is 43mm wide and 9.3mm thick. It’s also got 30m of water resistance, so please refrain from any water sports with this thing.
The DB28 has the caliber DB2115 which features De Bethune’s pare-chute shock absorption system which has the heart of the movement in a separate bridge supported by springs. Other De Bethune Mayan Replica patented features are the silicon annular balance that’s encircled by a white gold ring, and a balance spring with flat terminal curve. It operates at a frequency of 28,800 vph and gets 6 days of power reserve. The plate and bridge cover look great as they are adorned with the “Côtes De Bethune.”
The De Bethune DB28T Kind of Blue watch features the same case as the DB28 but features their 0.2-gram tourbillon that De Bethune says is the lightest in the world. It beats at 1/10th of a second and does a complete rotation in 30 seconds.. Like the BD28 it has a silicon balance wheel, but this one is encircled with a white gold ring. The visible DB2019 movement operates at 36,000 vph for a 5-day power reserve that’s ensured by a self-regulating twin barrel.
Like with most De Bethune Zodiac Price Replica watches, these “Kind of Blue” pieces will need to be seen in person to be fully understood or appreciated. Both come on a blue alligator strap, which is both obvious and appropriate. The De Bethune DB28 Kind Of Blue watch will have a run of 10 watches this year, each of which are priced at $150,000. There will be even fewer De Bethune DB28T Tourbillon Kind Of Blue watches, with 5 being made at a price of $250,000 each. debethune.ch