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De Bethune DB 16

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It may have the look of De Bethune’s first completely original watch, the DB 15 perpetual calendar with moon phase,

but the new DB 16 ($388,000) is made for pure chronometric performance. The brand claims the movement is the most accurate regulating organ it has ever built: a titanium and silicium tourbillon carriage beating at the unusually high frequency of 5 Hz.

Next to the tourbillon is a four-palette dead-seconds mechanism, an old-world jumping seconds display that embodies the contrast of past and future chronometry.

De Bethune, 917.740.7785,