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!
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