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The De Bethune DB28XP Meteorite looks to the stars
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The De Bethune DB28XP Meteorite looks to the stars

Wednesday, 31 March 2021
By The FHH Journal editors
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The de Bethune DB28XP now appears with a black zirconium case and a meteorite dial featuring distinctive geometric shapes. Only 10 numbered timepieces will be produced.

The dial of the DB28XP Meteorite is adorned with an ancestral stone forged in space. A metal alloy that endows the dial with a distinctive texture, along with geometrical patterns aligned in a precise way that makes each timepiece special and unique. De Bethune’s mastery of the thermal oxidation of metals has once again enabled it to raise the level of complexity by creating a starry sky accompanied by its Milky Way on a previously blued meteorite dial. This azure shade results from the heat released by the chemical reactions of the heated meteorite. Dotted across this blue dial surface is a multitude of small white gold pins, delicately driven in between the different shapes and thicknesses of the octahedral geometrical structures. Like tiny suspended marbles, these glittering flashes of light endow the celestial vault with its aura of timeless depth.

DB28XP Meteorite © De Bethune
DB28XP Meteorite © De Bethune

Alongside its classically inspired round, ultra-thin crown at 12 o’clock and its hunter-type back typical of pocket watches, the DB28XP Meteorite’s ultra-light, polished black zirconium case with patented floating lugs nevertheless asserts the watch’s modern and futuristic character.

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