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Directly descended from the DB28, the winner of the 2011 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève “Aiguille d’Or” (the highest award of the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix), the DB28T – the T is for Tourbillon/Titanium – stands as a contemporary masterpiece, blending ancestral horological knowledge with technical and scientific advances that still set benchmarks. Faithful to the De Bethune spirit, the DB28T ably perpetuates the company's heritage: daring aesthetics and exceptional mechanics, with distinctive cues that denote its origins in the iconic DB28.
The DB28T, powered by the mechanical hand-wound DB Calibre 2019, represents a complete rethink of the tourbillon in terms of its application in wristwatches. The laws of physics are implacable: to compensate for the random “abruptness” of wrist movements, the tourbillon carriage must be as lightweight as possible and present a high frequency and maximum rotation speed, along with minimum inertia. Utilising new technologies, De Bethune developed a staggeringly lightweight 0.18-gram silicon-titanium tourbillon. It is fitted inside a carriage that rotates on itself every thirty seconds – instead of the conventional 60 – and equipped with a balance-wheel oscillating at a frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour. This tourbillon is the lightest on the market (classic tourbillons are four times heavier) and comprises 63 parts, of which the lightest weighs less than 0.0001 grams and the heaviest 0.0276 grams. On the dial side, the self-regulating twin barrels ensure a 5-day power reserve, which can be monitored with the indicator in rose gold visible through the sapphire case back.
With titanium as the key element in the composition of the case and floating lugs of the DB28, mirror-polished and satin-brushed finishes complement each other. The many ways in which light plays across the shapes and angles reveal unimagined hues. Decorated by hand, the parts present various types of high watchmaking finishes, with rose-work grinding on the barrel ratchets and on the back, a plate with “De Bethune” concentric graining.
With the iconic crown at 12 o’clock, the DB28 is already known and appreciated for the ‘organic’ wearability and comfort that comes with its floating lugs – a patented system that espouses the wrist throughout its full range of motion. With the DB28T, that sensation is only heightened by the uncanny lightness of titanium.
A unique opportunity to acquire a most desirable timepiece restored to its pristine state and comprehensively tested in the De Bethune workshop. It naturally comes with a new De Bethune Certified PreOwned 24-Month Warranty, new strap and original De Bethune box.
Production Year: 2015 Model Launch Year: 2011 Number Of Watches Produced: 29 Original Retail Price: CHF 185’000
Free shipping is applied to all purchases on behalf of the De Bethune team as a thank you for choosing our Certified Preowned platform.
*This excludes any importation taxes & fees requested by the buyer’s country policy. If taxes & fees should be applied at the importation, They should be carried by the buyer.
Once payment is received in full we endeavour to ship your new purchase as soon as possible (usually within 2-3 days.) Please note if payments are taken over the weekend, bank or national holidays, shipping will be delayed.
Based on your location we will choose the right shipping agent to ensure your watch reaches to swiftly and safely. Once it has been collected from us we will email you to confirm and share the tracking details.
If shipping is delayed for unforeseen reasons you will be notified immediately so we can agree the best possible outcome.
*Please note due to restrictions on exotic leather in certain countries, your new purchase might be sent on a different strap than pictured. This is to avoid delays at customs. We will send the correct strap separately.
We trust it won't happen, but in the unlikely event that you are not fully satisfied with your De Bethune PreOwned Watch, please contact us on +41 22 310 22 71 and we will be happy to go over our returns process with you.
Please note that we cannot refund returned items unless all elements on the returns checklist have been confirmed.
RETURNS CHECKLIST 1. All tags and labels are in their original state and place and have not at any point been removed from the watch. 2. The watch has not been worn and is free of any marks or scratches that were not present at the time of shipping. 3. All instructions, warranty card, packaging etc. are in the same condition as at the time of shipping. 4. The watch is returned to us within 14 days (De Bethune does not cover the cost of shipping. The watch must be shipped via an official courier and be fully insured.)
IN CASE OF A FAULT Please contact us on +41 22 310 22 71 as soon as you are aware of a fault with your watch.
RECEIVING A REFUND After the watch has been returned to De Bethune for a full inspection and approved for a refund, please allow up to 14 days from the date of receipt for processing. Funds will be credited back using the original payment method. Should you have any further queries regarding our returns policy, please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org