Swiss watchmaker De Bethune has unveiled the DBS Tourbillon, a futuristic timepiece created to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the De Bethune DBS.
The highlight of the piece is the newly-added high-frequency tourbillion, located at 6 o’clock and beating at 36,000 vph. This above-average rate is achieved thanks to the mechanism’s extremely low weight (just 0.18 grams!), which is turn is due to the usage of light-weight materials such as titanium and silicon.
A very exclusive special edition, this timepiece also stands as an illustration of the brand’s core characteristics. It features the remarkably large case -45mm its maximum width- with its unusual shape, particularly the “floating lugs,” but also the crown placed at 12 o’clock. The sapphire is very durable and double-coated with anti-reflective treatment, while the modern-looking hands are hand-polished and flame blued in the traditional method. Finally, the white gold case is home to a hand-wound DB2019 calibre with titanium bridges, which has a power reserve of 5 days.
No pricing information is available as of yet, however it is safe to assume you’ll have to dig deep into your pockets for this one. The De Bethune DBS Tourbillon is available as a 10-piece limited edition, each with its unique serial number along the bottom of the dial.