Jan 20, 2016

De Bethune Launches The DB25 World Traveller at SIHH 2016

Tags: DB25 World Traveller, De Bethune, Denis Flageollet, SIHH, SIHH 2016, SIHH 2016

One facet of De Bethune’s philosophy is often ignored: the comfort in reading, wearing, and setting the brand’s watches. The new DB25 World Traveller launched at SIHH 2016 is a good reminder as this travel watch is super easy to set and use. The DB25 World Traveller displays world time, a second time zone, and a day/night indication with a two-tone revolving microsphere in a concentric way. To make such a legible watch, co-founder and master watchmaker Denis Flageollet and co-founder and curator David Zanetta arranged the different indications using “mysterious” systems for the second time zone and day/night indicator.

While it may look simple, the new DB25 World Traveller hides a lot of complexity, and this makes the watch really super interesting and unique. The new DB2547 caliber contains 430 components! Which is a lot considering the functions it provides. The display systems as well as the usability of the functions increase this number exponentially. One major advantage of the DB25 World Traveller is that all the functions can be set independently. This is a very useful feature for a travel watch, one that has no equivalent on the market at the moment. In addition, all the functions are secured, meaning that it is impossible to break them even though the watch can be set at any time.

Again, De Bethune establishes a benchmark, this time for those who don’t want to be lost in a space-time continuum. You will need about 120,000 Swiss francs for one of the 12 models slated to be produced.

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  • Alan Mariscal

    Alan Mariscal

    Any ideas on what software is the lady using at 2:31? And on how to get a job like that? hahah (I'm serious). Great video as usual!

    Jan 27, 2016

  • Paul William Nagy

    Paul William Nagy

    That is one incredibly unique and functionally useful piece.Love it!

    Jan 22, 2016

  • Kay Batah

    Kay Batah

    Beautiful to look at . Creative design

    Jan 21, 2016

  • Agentxphile


    Lovely watch, but after owning a watch that comes with a pin push and a tool, I dunno, if I had to ever make a watch, I'd ensure it could be set and adjusted anywhere, anytime, without a tool, or pen etc. But that is one cool piece!

    Jan 21, 2016

  • yiannis merianos

    yiannis merianos

    very beautiful watch! the colour layout it reminds me old naval maps , ⏰ .

    Jan 20, 2016

  • Kael Oliver

    Kael Oliver

    I love the uniqueness of De Bethune.

    Jan 20, 2016

  • manduheavy vazquez

    manduheavy vazquez

    This is the reason that the mechanical and traditional watches always be most superior that the ugly smart watches. In this life and the other always will be so.

    Jan 20, 2016

  • Jan Laurila

    Jan Laurila

    Fix hour hand..

    Jan 20, 2016

  • OpalKingdom


    Stunning ! thx

    Jan 20, 2016

  • Richard Stevens

    Richard Stevens

    Amazing, just goes to show no matter what you have there is always something better out there.

    Jan 20, 2016

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