De Bethune DB28 Kind of Blue Tourbillon Meteorite


Five thousand years ago, a small piece of the universe fell to earth in Santiago del Estero, Argentina. Made from an alloy of iron and nickel, this rare ferrous meteorite’s only adornments were pocks marking the passage of time. But its long voyage didn't end in the meteor graveyards of Argentina. It eventually landed in the hands of a master watchmaker from De Bethune, who decided to revive its hidden beauty. Calling on diamond powder, steel blades and scorching flames, the alchemist used all his tools to breathe life into meteorite to create the DB28 Kind of Blue Tourbillon Meteorite.

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After a great deal of effort, the artisan succeeded in revealing its fantastic dimensions. Crafted from drops of gold, he created stars one by one to the watch face, wishing to set them in one of his watches like a jewel in a crown. A unique piece fashioned from titanium and sporting a shade of blue made as vibrant as his starry jewel through a secret technique, was chosen to frame the dial. And so, piece by piece, in the fire of his kiln, the watch colour artist covered his timepiece in azure tones.

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Aside from the energy knowingly captured by the leaf springs and transmitted to the minuscule gears, the watch house a most delicate heart: a twirling tourbillon. 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. Its unerringly regular revolutions will give the wearer comfort in the fact that the watch was made with De Bethune’s promise of precision.

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