At the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) award ceremony that took place this evening at the Théâtre du Léman, in Geneva, De Bethune received the prestigious Chronometry Watch Prize for its new DB25 Starry Varius Chronomètre Tourbillon model.
“We should all believe in our lucky star! Just a year after taking the brand in hand again with Denis Flageollet, it is a tremendous honor and joy for us to receive this prize in one of the key categories of the competition, which rewards technical excellence in our constant quest for precision,” says Pierre Jacques, CEO and President De Bethune.
DB25 Starry Varius Chronomètre Tourbillon Features:
The 42mm DeBethune DB25 Starry Varius Chronomètre Tourbillon is made of titanium and silicon with a frequency of 36,000 vibrations/hour. The extraordinarily light carriage (0.18 grams, the lightest ever created in the industry) spins on its axis every 30 seconds, and consists of 63 components (the lightest of which weighs less than 0.0001 grams!).
The watch is equipped with the mechanical manual-winding DB2109V4 caliber with jumping seconds display, designed, developed and produced in the De Bethune workshops in L’Auberson, Switzerland. “The state-of-the-art titanium balance-wheel with white gold inserts has been optimised for temperature changes and air penetration, regulated by means of the De Bethune balance-spring with its patented flat terminal curve which maintains a perfect centre of gravity.” The test report on the watch, measured in six positions, indicates a 0.00 sec. /day in all positions.