How do you top-breaking De Bethune DB28 Maxichrono? Of course, by customizing it
I really like it – and collect – two types of watches: retro and independent.
I like old-fashioned watches because they have their own lives and have stories to tell.
I like watches made by small independent craftsmen because they fully reflect the vision of the manufacturer. They create blood, sweat and tears. In fact, I would rather say bluntly that these watchmakers put the cards completely on the table. There is no hairy marketing: what you see is what you get.
Among the self-owned brands, De Bethune is probably my favorite. In fact, there may not be: De Bethune is my favorite.
Although the watchmaking industry has been repeating most of the time, De Bethune has brought something new by proudly inventing the watchmaking craft of the 21st century.wholesale replica Richard Mille RM 011 Le Mans Classic Titanium Watch
In a recent video interview, the co-founder and the designer behind the brand’s amazing movement, Denis Flageollet, said the watchmaking tradition was innovation. I totally agree. Nowadays, great figures such as Abraham-Louis Breguet, Antiet Jenville or Pierre Leroy are very active, and they are probably making the type of watches made by De Bethune.
Think about what De Bethune invented, created and/or improved in just 15 years: the world’s first silicon-based balance wheel; titanium/platinum balance; the new balance spring and terminal curve allow springs to be free Development, which also avoids distortion; De Bethune escapement (more efficient version of the classic lever escapement); use of titanium in sports; triple chute and pendulum damping system; automatic adjustment of the double cylinder ensures optimum And constant energy transfer; three-dimensional spherical moon; and the world’s lightest tourbillon weighs only 0.20 grams!
De Bethune’s watchmaking design, ideas and mathematical methods can be somewhat dominant and extreme in every respect. This boutique brand of watches and movements did not compromise. Nothing is done, just “good enough”; instead, it is always “more than necessary.”replica ZENITH 2018 PILOT TYPE 20 EXTRA SPECIAL 29.1940.679/21.C800 watch
One of the experiments and methods of De Bethune is incredible.
De Bethune’s new work: custom
De Bethune has been providing customized services to some of its top customers, but in the past year it has provided this opportunity for everyone, offering two possibilities: ordering new custom watches, or if existing owners want to customize them already Some watches, they can bring it back to De Bethune and ask for replacement, such as dial replacement, engraving and so on.
Since its launch a few years ago, Maxichrono has been bothering me; it’s most likely, if not sure, to be the most amazing modern chronograph because it actually passes five centrally mounted hands (hours, minutes, The chronograph second hand, chronograph and 24-hour hands) and three column wheels recreate the chronograph, all activated by the pusher. The crown is located at 12 o’clock.
Without in-depth technical details, Maxichrono uses De Bethune’s Absolute Clutch system, which uses the best features of the horizontal and vertical clutch mechanisms of traditional chronograph movements. This patented element benefits from reducing the frictional forces that affect motion when the chronograph is running and when there is no chronograph engagement.
The absolute clutch uses two conventional clutch systems to allow different chronographs to operate semi-automatically; the chronograph seconds are controlled by the new absolute clutch system, while the minute counter is controlled by the shifting pinion and the hour counter is engaged by the horizontal clutch.
Each clutch is controlled by a separate column wheel, which explains why the movement contains three.
The Maxichrono movement is also equipped with all other patented De Bethune items, such as an automatic adjustment double spring tube, a silicon/platinum balance wheel, a silicon escape wheel, and one of the most beautiful hand finishes you will ever position. Brushed and polished surfaces and angles.buy replica Hublot MP Limited Editions Complications Watch
Why did I buy De Bethune DB28 Maxichrono?
After nearly a year of thinking, I finally found the De Bethune team to discuss the custom Maxichrono and get feedback from Flageollet. The DB28 Maxichrono is very modern, not only in terms of technology but also in the appearance department. But since I am also a big fan of the year, I want to add a “tropical” style brown dial and bronze numbers to this watch.
Flageollet has fixed antiques and vintages, he immediately drifted and quickly sent me two different shades of brown.
Next is the decision about the color of the hand: I am thinking about blue, but Flaageollet suggests using the same color as the numbers to avoid conflicts.
After nearly six months of waiting, when I visited the De Bethune factory in Switzerland, I saw the colors of the prototypes and application numbers of different shades on the dial.
It is worth noting that De Bethune manufactures everything inside, including the case and dial (jewelry, crystal and strap are outsourced), so technicians can make a range of dials to choose from.
After a fascinating table tennis discussion with Flageollet, the dial and numbers were confirmed.Best quality swiss cheap watches
The next decision involves the case (De Bethune does not distinguish the price of the material – except Platinum, I believe – because the brand likes to say that the value of its watch lies in the movement rather than the metal casing).
I want to continue playing the new and retro dichotomy, so I decided to put the watch in a pink gold case to get a classic feel and zirconium lugs to achieve an avant-garde feel.
I received the watch two weeks ago and since then it has not left my wrist. It exceeded my expectations, I just couldn’t stop staring at it and appreciate the painful ornate surface of the movement with its very unusual architecture.
Thanks to Denis Flageollet and his team at De Bethune, who not only fully understand my requirements and desires, but further, actually, before I have many questions I can have, let me be not only a gem in the crown, but my Watches can be said to truly represent the highest level of the 21st century watchmaking industry.
Fast Facts De Bethune Custom DB28 Maxichrono
Case: 45 x 11 mm, rose gold with zirconium lugs
Movement: manual winding movement DB2030, power reserve for 5 days; 5 Hz / 36,000 vph frequency, patented absolute clutch, patented self-adjusting double spring tube, silicon/platinum balance wheel, silicon escape wheel, 3 column wheel
Function: hour, minute, second; single button chronograph, 24-hour display
Limit: A unique custom work