Finely-crafted, eighteenth-century timepieces such as French Directoire clocks have never ceased to inspire De Bethune. The DB28 Digitale, whose mechanism powers multiple display modes - digital jumping hours, analogue minutes and spherical moon phases, precise to one day every 1,112 years - embodies a contemporary vision of that era's aesthetic. The dial, which has been hand-guilloché with a barleycorn motif, the spherical moon and star-studded sky are all classical references whose arrangement and execution make a very modern statement.
Movement | hand-wound DB2144 calibre, 329 parts, 30 mm ø, 28,800 vibrations/hour frequency, 5-day power reserve
Functions | jumping hours in an aperture, analogue minutes on a rotating silvered disc, spherical moon phases in the centre
Dial | silvered, hand-guilloché with a barleycorn pattern, De Bethune starry sky in blued and polished grade 5 titanium, encrusted with white gold stars
Case | grade 5 titanium, sapphire back, 43 mm ø or 45 mm with the titanium bezel