The DB28 GS expresses a bold character revealed through both its aesthetic and technical attributes. It fully compiles with the strict rule of wearer comfort that De Bethune applies to its models, and particularly those in the DB28 collection. It owes this exceptional comfort to a combination between the lightness of the titanium case, the softness of its hand-polished finish, the 12 o'clock crown position, and above all the presence of the patented floating lugs system that adapts to wrist size and movements. A natural rubber strap featuring a microlight motif, a first among the brand's collections, also attributes to making it extremely pleasant to wear.
This model has fully benefited from the special attention lavished on refined hand-crafted finishes performed in the workshops at L'Auberson, such as the microlight decoration of the bridges and main-plate, the flat polishing of the deltoid-shaped bridge, or the deep azure shade of the hands achieved using the ancestral flame-blueing technique.
It also meets the high demands and reliability standards imposed by the De Bethune Technical Department on its in-house calibres, notably by equipping them with innovations and patented inventions.
The DB28 GS proudly displays impeccable water resistance to depths corresponding to 10 ATM. Its DB2115 calibre is equipped with a self-regulating twin barrel ensuring a 6-day power reserve - a performance that can be tracked by means of a blue indicator at 3 o'clock.
The work done on the regulating organ follows well-known physical laws. The patents for the curve of the balance-spring as well as the annular balance, featuring maximum inertia and minimal weight, composed of a disc made of open-worked silicon (a light material in the centre) and white gold (a heavy material on the exterior), all present significant technical advances contributing to the performance and precision of this calibre.
The watch also undergoes a number of reliability and shock-resistance tests, which it passes with flying colours notably because of its triple pare-chute shock-absorbing system that protects the heart of its movement by a titanium bridge held by a spring system. Three jewels connect the various elements, serving not only to absorb shocks but also to secure the bridge in case of abrupt displacements.