De Bethune – DB28XP Tourbillon

DB28 XP Tourbillon – the DB28 concept distilled to its essence. In 2020, DE BETHUNE celebrates the 10th anniversary of the famous DB28 with the creation of three exceptional timepieces, one of which is the DB28 XP Tourbillon. Inspired by the famous dial of the DB28 Digitale, the design of the DB28 XP Tourbillon is an ideal of beauty, of elegance that expresses purity at its most absolute. The DB28 XP Tourbillon is not about amplification. On the contrary, it’s about distilling the essence. Offering hour, minute and second indications in 30”, the DB28 XP Tourbillon features an elegant and minimalist white dial with silver reflections rendered in a hand-engraved “barley grain” guilloche pattern, highlighted by a blued hour circle. The tourbillon positioned at 6 o’clock is made from titanium, beating at a frequency of 36,000 alternations per hour in an extraordinarily light cage (0.18 g, the lightest ever created) that rotates on itself every thirty seconds. It comprises a total of 63 components (of which the lightest weighs less than 0.0001 grams). So small, so light, so fast – the De Bethune tourbillon simply fulfils its function in a manner better suited for today’s watches.

  • Reference
  • DB28XPTTIS1
  • Limited edition
  • 10 pieces
  • Case material
  • Polished grade 5 titanium with “microlight” case middle
  • Case diameter
  • 43 mm
  • Case thickness
  • 8.1 mm
  • Caseback
  • Solid, in polished grade 5 titanium with the position of the planets on November 19th 2011(Aiguille d’Or - GPHG)
  • Water resistance
  • 3 ATM
  • Movement
  • Mechanical
  • Winding
  • Manual winding
  • Power reserve
  • 5 days
  • Frequency
  • 36'000 vibrations per hour
  • Components
  • 216
  • Dial color
  • Silver-toned
  • Dial material
  • hand-guilloché barley-corn motif
  • Dial decoration
  • Dial featuring an opening revealing the tourbillon, surrounded by a chamfered blued-polished titanium rim and a titanium seconds dial
  • Functions
  • Hours, Minutes, 30 seconds indicator via the ultra-light De Bethune tourbillon cage at 6 o’clock
  • Bracelet material
  • Alligator
  • Buckle type
  • Pin Buckle
  • Buckle material
  • Grade 5 titanium
  • Retail Price
  • 202800 € including 20% VAT