De Bethune launched the DB Kind of Two Tourbillon, a reversible double-sided watch with two different faces.
The front side displays a dial featuring a sleek design with central hours and minutes hands as well as a 30"tourbillon at 6 o'clock, complete with a 30-second indication.
This dial is characterised by different levels and finishes with a symmetrical deltoid-shaped bridge positioned in the centre. The hour markers and the hands are crafted from blued titanium and hand-polished.
The other side reveals a dial based on a more traditional aesthetics, with a finely hand-guilloché central part surrounded by the numerals already featured on the dials of De Bethune models such as the DB8 and DB10.
On this face, the tourbillon is not displayed and the seconds hand is centrally positioned with hours and minutes.
The signature floating lugs of De Bethune have been redesigned to make it possible the "pivoting" of the case. To this end, they have been equipped on each side with an ingenious little rotating mechanism made up of 28 components. For reliability purposes, they are manufactured in stainless materials such as surgical steel or titanium, thus enabling them to withstand the external aggressions of water, humidity, temperature variations and continuous contact with the skin.
Thanks to a cam, a small "notch" allows the watch case to be perfectly positioned in line with the floating lugs. The round case rotates on its central axis and can be positioned, front or back, in a natural way.
Measuring 42.8 mm in diameter and 9.5 mm in thickness, the polished grade 5 titanium case is symmetrical with the crown integrated at 12 o'clock (or 6 o'clock depending on the side chosen).
The hand-wound DB2579 calibre beats at the frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour and offers a 5-day power reserve ensured by a self-regulating twin-barrel.
The De Bethune DB Kind of Two Tourbillon ref. DBK2TV1 will be produced in a limited edition of just 10 pieces with a price of CHF 215,000. debethune.com