De Bethune DB28 Digitale

Watch I love: De Bethune DB28 Digitale

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De Bethune has a special place in my heart: I love all their watches with no exception. For today I have in mind one of my all time favourite complication – the jumping hour and in particular the DB28 Digitale from De Bethune.
Information about this timepiece can be found on their website:, but what I really like about this watch is the extraordinary articulated case which is made from a mirror polished grade 5 Titanium.

The hand guilloche of the silver-toned dial is gorgeous, the moonphase indication is found in the middle of the dial and surrounded by a blued and polished titanium ring with white gold elements. The same treatment is also applied to the peripheral segment from 9 to 3 o’clock.

The catalog price of this beauty in 2014 was 95000 CHF but now it can be found pre-owned on the market with a price around 60000 Euro.

On the back side, under a sapphire crystal (1800 Vickers hardness) with double anti-reflective treatment, is visible the 5 days power reserve caliber DB2144 (aperture-type jumping hours – rotating-disc analogue minutes display – spherical moon-phase indication at the centre).  Another gimmick is the spherical moon-phase indication with an accuracy of one lunar day every 1,112 years.

In this short clip from Quill & Pad the construction of the DB28 Digitale is visually explained:
On the clip from EKSO Watches is shown how the Digitale is build:
Ariel Adam from aBlogtoWatch shows us a Watch Hands-On and some impressions on DB28:
At the end a clip from about De Bethune:
All the information and pictures are from De Bethune website.
I would like to thank De Bethune for the images and Quill&Pad, aBlogtoWatch and for their videos.
The Press release from 2014 about the DB28 Digitale from De Bethune: Official Press Release.

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