De Bethune DB28XP Meteorite | LE10
De Bethune pays tribute to the pure and unrestrained force of nature with the new limited edition DB28XP (10 pieces). The iconic "DB28XP" has been re-envisioned inside a handsome black zirconium case with an out of this world meteorite dial featuring distinctive geometric shapes. Created from a meteorite, the DB28XP Meteorite inspires and touches the explorer’s heart beating in every human being. A crystallised moment, testifying to the very birth of a galaxy! Only 10 numbered timepieces will be produced.
The dial of the DB28XP Meteorite is adorned with an ancestral stone forged in space. A metal alloy that endows the dial with a distinctive texture, along with geometrical patterns aligned in a precise way that makes each timepiece special and unique. Believed to have struck planet Earth more than one million years BCE, somewhere between Finland and Sweden on the banks of the Muniono river, the Muonionalusta Meteorite is probably the world’s oldest known meteorite to date with the first fragment discovered in Sweden in 1906. Comprised mainly of iron and nickel, it is distinguished by the perfectly geometrical lines of its 60° angle cross-hatched “Widmanstätten” pattern.
Dotted across this blue dial surface is a multitude of small white gold pins, delicately driven in between the different shapes and thicknesses of the octahedral geometrical structures. Like tiny suspended marbles, these glittering flashes of light endow the celestial vault with its aura of timeless depth. In addition to bringing a unique fragment of space to the wrist, each sky is different: the customer can choose a given constellation, according to a precise sky map, at a specific date, time and place.
Function: Hours, minutes
Type: Mechanical hand-wound movement
Adjustment: Winding & setting the time by means of the crown (2 positions)
Number of parts: 175
Jewelling: 27 jewels
Power reserve: 6 days, ensured by a self-regulating twin barrel, De Bethune Innovation (2004)
Specialties: Titanium balance with white gold inserts, optimised for temperature
differences and air penetration – De Bethune Patent (2016). "De Bethune" balance-spring with flat terminal curve - De Bethune Patent (2006). Silicon escape wheel.
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations/hour
Adornment: Hand-crafted finishing and decoration
Display: Polished pink gold hands
Dial: Anthracite hours ring with transferred Arabic numerals in pink. Transferred circular satin-brushed titanium minutes ring. Titanium dial with “microlight” decoration – De Bethune Innovation (2007). Starry sky with white gold stars. Dial featuring an opening revealing the balance, surrounded by a chamfered blue polished steel rim.
CASE & STRAP
Case material: Mat anthracite zirconium with “microlight” case middle
Case diameter: 43mm
Case Thickness: 7.2mm
Lugs: Mat anthracite zirconium floating lugs - De Bethune Patent (2006)
Crystal: Sapphire (1,800 Vickers hardness) with double anti-reflective coating
Caseback: Solid, in mat anthracite zirconium. Engraved ring in blued circular satin-finish titanium. Mat anthracite zirconium plate with “microlight” decoration and De
Water resistance: 3 ATM
Strap: Extra-supple alligator leather with alligator lining
Function: Mat anthracite zirconium buckle and pin
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De Bethune DB28XP Meteorite | LE10 is available to order.
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