De Bethune DB28 LTC

De Bethune is delighted to be suppor tingtalented tennis player Tommy Paul on the first day of Wimbledon!

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On the first day of the Lawn Tennis Championships, De Bethune announces its unwavering support for American tennis player Tommy Paul, an up-and-coming figure in the competitive and prestigious world of tennis.
Renowned for its exceptional craftsmanship and commitment to excellence, the Swiss watch Manufacture is proud to be supporting this American tennis player at the world’s most famous and oldest tennis tournament.

De Bethune DB28 LTC

Renowned for both his aggressive baseline game and his quick thinking at the net, Tommy Paul is ranked 17th in the world, having broken into the top 20 at the start of 2023 following his impressive qualification for his first Grand Slam semi-final and his first ATP 500 final.
At just 26 years of age, this young tennis player with a promising career ahead of him has a consistent and powerful serve, often reaching speeds in excess of 120mph. In addition to his power, his quick footwork and ability to play on all types of surface mean that his accurate technique is highly adaptable.

De Bethune DB28 LTC

The relationship between De Bethune and Tommy Paul also highlights the brand’s ongoing commitment to tennis as an elegant, dynamic and demanding sport. De Bethune is proud to partner with top athletes who constantly push boundaries and inspire other tennis players and enthusiasts to reach new heights.

De Bethune DB28 LTC

Himself a keen watch enthusiast, Tommy Paul mirrors the values of accuracy and adaptability that are core to De Bethune‘s philosophy in every move he makes. Since 2002, De Bethune – which holds a dozen patents for its cutting-edge technology – has been combining tradition and innovation to create exclusive models that are both comfortable and elegant on the wrist.

De Bethune DB28 LTC

Tomorrow, in his first match of the tournament, Tommy Paul will be wearing the DB28 LTC. The purple titanium hours ring is adorned with miniature tennis courts appearing between each hour. A gold-toned titanium 3D tennis ball makes a playful appearance at 12 o’clock on a random-guilloché green dial, in an eye-catching nod to lawn tennis. The dial is framed by an ultra-light 39mm titanium case naturally recalling the emblematic colours of the Wimbledon tournament.

De Bethune DB28 LTC

Thanks to the wrist movements of this top-level sportsman, the Atelier de la Chronométrie De Bethune – which consistently strives for the highest levels of precision in all its timepieces and is committed to constantly improving the highest standards in the field of chronometry – will be able to develop the “Sensorial Chronometry Project” and improve its high-precision adjustments.

De Bethune DB28 LTC

De Bethune is honoured to be able to encourage and support exceptional athletes who embody the same principles of determination, perseverance and excellence that inspire the employees of the Manufacture in L’Auberson.

De Bethune DB28 LTC Technical specifications

Name: DB28 LTC
Reference: DB28XsTIS4
Function: Hours, Minutes
Movement: DB2005
Type: Mechanical hand-wound movement
Adjustment: Winding and setting the time by means of the crown (2 positions)

Technical features of calibre DB2005

  • Number of parts: 160
  • Jewelling: 27 jewels
  • Diameter: 30 mm
  • Power reserve: 6 days, ensured by a self-regulating twin barrel – De Bethune Innovation (2004)
  • Specificities: Titanium balance with white gold inserts, optimised for temperature differences and air penetration – De Bethune Patent (2016)
  • “De Bethune” balance-spring with flat terminal curve
  • De Bethune Patent (2006)
  • Silicon escape wheel
  • Triple pare-chute shock-absorbing system
  • De Bethune Innovation (2005)
  • Frequency: 28,800 vibrations/hour
  • Adornment: Hand-crafted finishing and decoration


  • Display: Polished titanium hands
  • Dial: Purple titanium hours ring with transferred Arabic numerals
  • Random guilloché brass dial in green (world’s first) with gold-toned titanium tennis ball insert

Case and strap

  • Case material: Polished grade 5 titanium
  • Case diameter: 38.7 mm
  • Case thickness: 7.4 mm
  • Lugs: Polished grade 5 titanium floating lugs – De Bethune Patent (2006)
  • Crystal: Sapphire (1,800 Vickers hardness) with double anti-reflective coating
  • Caseback: Sapphire (1,800 Vickers hardness) with double anti-reflective coating
  • Engraved ring in blued circular satin-finish titanium
  • Titanium plate with “microlight” decoration
  • Water resistance: 3 ATM
  • Strap: Canvas
  • Buckle: Grade 5 titanium buckle and pin

About De Bethune
Located in L’Auberson, in the Canton of Vaud, the De Bethune watch Manufacture is above all a research and development facility, an atelier working with cutting-edge technologies, albeit in the spirit of the great 18th century master-watchmakers. This naturally involves designing and crafting all components individually, while paying meticulous attention to even the slightest details. Not doing more, but instead doing better; drawing inspiration from the past and perpetually reinventing it; building bridges with all fields of knowledge: such are the principles driving the elaboration of De Bethune’s mechanisms and artistic criteria. The quest for perfection and beauty guides the work of the master-watchmakers as they patiently craft exceptional timepieces. The pure style, taut lines and slenderness of the cases represent the inimitable hallmark of De Bethune creations.

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