De Bethune

DB28 Maxichrono


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In every new creation by De Bethune, the company's founders perform a balancing act, it involves recombining age-old expertise and the styles of the Age of Enlightenment in a contemporary creation of new materials and technical innovations. By imagining what the great watchmakers of the 18th century would have made today, they lay the foundations of tomorrow's watchmaking. They dismantle preconceptions to extend the frontiers of knowledge. They discover and explore the new horizons of science and technology, yet return to the mechanical and artistic essentials. The construction and the aesthetic of the DB28 Maxichrono proudly illustrate the simplicity of the initial approach adopted by the brand founders. Creating an accurate and readable chronograph within the confined space of a wristwatch: such was the leitmotif that drove seven years of research and development. Showcasing extreme dial clarity and ultra-legible chronograph indications by means of its five central hands, this innovative chronograph is also equipped with a high-frequency calibre featuring optimized chronometric precision applied to the measurement of long periods of time. The single pusher at 12 o'clock preserves the comfortable design of the DB28 collection's characteristic case. The chronograph owes its dial architecture, built around give central hands, to deliberate desire to improve on the aesthetic and functional readability of traditional chronographs, which is often impaired by the presence of small counters. The present time is read off by means of openworked indicators in polished and blued steel featuring a contemporary design. Each hand points to blue numerals in a modern font, of which the distinctive character is accentuated by their volumes and colours. Meanwhile, elapsed time is measured in a more traditional manner by means of blued steel hands for the hours and seconds, and pink gold for the minutes. Numbering inspired by marine chronometers facilitates the classic reading of the chronograph indications. The DB28 Maxichrono is above all a contemporary chronograph featuring a mono-pusher/12 o'clock crown tandem that controls the central hands remarkably mounted on the same axis according to vertical sequence of nested gear trains and pillars representing an impressive technical feat! DB28MCRZN (black gold) - Limited edition of 20 pieces DB28MCTN (titanium) - Limited edition of 20 pieces
  • Product Type


  • Case

    18K Rose Gold, Titanium

  • Diameter


  • Dial

    Black, Blue, Silver

  • Functions

    Chronograph, Hours, Minutes

  • Movement


  • Bracelet/Strap


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Brand Heritage

De Bethune Watch Brand History

De Bethune Watch Brand History

De Bethune is an independent Swiss watch manufacturer located at L’Auberson, in the Jura mountain pastures of the canton of Vaud, Switzerland. Here, some 30 employees, including watchmakers, engineers, developer-designers, micromechanical engineers, polishers and decorators focus firmly on the research and development of technical and aesthetic innovations in the spirit of the great 18th century master watchmakers. The brand designs, develops and produces all its timepieces within its own Manufacture. Since its foundation, De Bethune has developed no fewer than 27 calibres, presented some 30 world premieres and registered a large number of patents as well as producing 150 one-off pieces to meet the expectations of the most discerning collectors.

De Bethune has received the highest distinctions awarded by the watch industry all over the world, including the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix for the best watch of the year. Today, Denis Flageollet, co-founder of the brand and master watchmaker, together with CEO Pierre Jacques, are spearheading the future of the company. The pure style, clean lines and delicacy of the cases represent the inimitable hallmark of De Bethune creations. De Bethune’s timepieces can be seen worldwide in our 25 exclusive points of sale and in our showroom in the heart of Geneva’s old city, in a refined, yet welcoming, contemporary setting that wholly embodies the spirit of De Bethune.