For thousands of years, man has sought to express the beauty of the firmament in material form. De Bethune offers its interpretation with the DB25L Milky Way. Polished blue titanium plays host to the stars, which are picked out by laser then gilded with 18k gold leaf. The moon-phase indication at 12 o'Clock, precise to one day every 122 years, takes the now characteristic form of a palladium and flame-blued steel sphere. The case band, not the bezel, is set with the 66 baguette diamonds, thus preserving the subtlety such a refined creation demands. The movement's twin barrel can be admired through the sapphire back, together with the escapement, including a silicon balance spring, held by a bridge in the form of a spaceship that is
poised to conquer the galaxy.