De Bethune DB28 Maxichrono Titane

— The DB28 Maxichrono is now available in titanium.

The DB28 Maxichrono Titane owes its dial architecture, built around give central hands, to a deliberate desire to improve on the aesthetic and functional readability of traditional chronographs, which is often impaired by the presence of small counters. The curves of the distinctively profiled hands closely follow the rounded contours of the silver-toned dial.

Stemming from an unusual combination between the round shapes of the case and the fine, flexible lines of the lugs, together with the association of materials such as hand-polished titanium on the case and lugs, along with polished and blued steel, this compendium of innovations and patents subtly mingles classicism and modernity in terms of its design as well as its technical construction.

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.

DB28 Maxichrono Titane.
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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 mounted on the same axis according to vertical sequence of nested gear trains and pillars.

The watch is fitted with De Bethune’s absolute clutch system which aims to improve the performance of chronographs by correcting the faults identified in current mechanisms. Only 20 pieces will be issued in 2015.

This instrument designed for measuring long periods of time is equipped with 60-unit seconds and
minutes chronograph indications, and a 24-hour display based on a concentric system.
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