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De Bethune DB25GMT Starry Varius

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With the release of its 29th in-house calibre, De Bethune is combining its
traditional expertise with cutting-edge technology to integrate the first-ever complication into the heart of an emblematic timepiece: the DB25 Starry Varius. The little sister of the DB25 World Traveller introduced in 2016, this new GMT model accentuates the aesthetic appeal and undeniable character of the DB25 Starry Varius. Incorporating all the inherent codes of the DB25 Starry Varius collection, namely a polished grade 5 titanium case with a 42 mm diameter, a starry sky accompanied by its Milky Way, perfectly integrated openworked lugs, and a screw-down sapphire caseback providing a glimpse of the movement, this new adaptation of the DB25 World Traveller has everything it takes to win over its future owner.


This mechanical GMT movement is very simple to use, with
concentrically arranged functions. Starting from the centre, the dial indicates the date on the first disc with the help of its jumping date hand, which can be adjusted via a corrector at 6 o'clock. The hours of the first 24-hour time zone (home or reference time) are marked by the microsphere in a mysterious manner, as it appears to be floating weightless in its corridor. This function can be set in both directions (clockwise/counter-clockwise) via the crown. Local time, i.e. the second time zone, is indicated by the blued hands whose curvature follows the relief of the dial. The minutes hand naturally remains coordinated with the reference time, while the hours hand indicates the local time thanks to the second time zone. Local time can also be set by the crown, in both directions.

In the centre of the curved dial, De Bethune offers us a poetic vision of our sky by day and by night. A polished pink gold sun in the centre of a microlight shines over half the disc, while the celestial vault is delicately outlined on the blued polished titanium section. The vision provided is of a miniature night sky, dotted with a multitude of small white gold
pins delicately and individually driven into a blued titanium dial. The Milky Way is then hand-crafted using micro laser strokes and 24-carat gold leaf.

Despite housing such a complicated movement, it is nonetheless slim and elegant on the wrist, even reinforcing the already greatly appreciated characteristics of the DB25 Starry Varius. Its user friendliness and the smooth setting of the GMT movement make it an intelligent and
remarkably beautiful watch.


- Hours
- Minutes
- Second time zone (GMT)
- Day/night indicator
- Jumping date
Mechanical hand-wound movement
- Winding & setting the local and travel time (GMT) by means of the crown (3 positions)
- Secure bidirectional systems
- Via a corrector at 6 for the date hand (clockwise)
Number of parts
40 jewels
30 mm
Power reserve
5 days, ensured by a self-regulating twin barrel, De Bethune Innovation (2004)
- 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
- Microsphere day/night indicator in rose gold and blued steel similar decoration technic of the spherical moon phase - De Bethune Patent (2004)
- Triple pare-cute shock-absorbing system - De Bethune Innovation (2005)
28,800 vibrations/hour
- Curved mirror-polished steel plate cover
- Steel barrel bridge cover
- Mirror-polished and adorned with "Côtes De Bethune" enhanced with microlight decoration in its center - De Bethune Innovation 2016
- Hand snailed barrels
- Hand-polished, chamfered steel parts
- Hand-polished flamed-blued steel curved hands
- Hand-polished flamed-blued date hand with polished end
- Day/night indicator in rose gold 5N and blued steel of the microsphere - Similar decoration technic of the spherical moon phase - De Bethune Patent (2004)
- Date
- Silver-toned curved date ring with polished and blue markers
- Silver curved hour ring
- Rose gold curved minute ring
- Silver 24h sub-dial with two-tone decals
- Central dial in 3 parts: blue polished titanium with white gold pins / radiant silver microlight decoration with a sunburst insert in polished rose gold
Case material
Case diameter
42 mm
Case Thickness
11.8 mm
Integrated, hollow lugs
In sapphire crystal (1,800 Vickers hardness) with double anti-reflective coating
Open back in polished titanium and sapphire crystal (1800 Vickers hardness) with double anti-reflective coating
Water resistance
Extra-supple alligator leather with alligator lining
Pin buckle in titanium

Oster Jewelers is a De Bethune Authorized Retail Partner.