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De Bethune – Out of the blue
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De Bethune – Out of the blue

Friday, 10 March 2017
By The FHH Journal editors
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Five thousand years ago, in Santiago del Estero in Argentina, a rare ferrous meteorite, rich in iron and nickel, fell to earth. This tiny fragment of the infinitely vast is now set at the heart of a unique watch: the DB28 Kind of Blue Tourbillon Meteorite.

Calling on diamond powder, steel blades and scorching flames, the master watchmaker used all his tools to breathe life into this sleeping beauty and afford a glimpse of the distant land it once called home. After a great deal of effort, the artisan succeeded in revealing its fantastic dimensions in a unique piece fashioned from titanium and sporting a shade of blue made as vibrant as his starry jewel through a secret technique.

De Bethune DB28 Kind of Blue Tourbillon Meteorite
De Bethune DB28 Kind of Blue Tourbillon Meteorite

However, they were still missing the movement that would power this miniature universe. To the energy knowingly captured by the leaf springs and transmitted to the minuscule gears, he added the most delicate heart. Lighter than stardust, the twirling tourbillon sets the beat of a stunning two-step waltz. Thirty six thousand times per hour, the toing and froing balance wheel steers two gold hands – the only components allowed to fly so close to the scintillating meteor.

De Bethune DB28 Kind of Blue Tourbillon Meteorite
De Bethune DB28 Kind of Blue Tourbillon Meteorite
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