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“Tested for you”: the De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon

Famous for its iconoclastic approach to horology, De Bethune has introduced a revolutionary chronograph that uses five central hands to display all its functions.

By Joel Grandjean
Editor in Chief

The suppression of traditional counters gives more space on the dial and enables enhanced readability of the chronograph’s minutes and hours.

Does this mean that we will need instructions to read the time in this unusual display? Well, not really: it is surprising how quickly one gets used to it. This watch – a true digest of innovating technologies – houses an exclusive and complete coupling system that corrects all the flaws in traditional chronographs.

Furthermore, a 30-second tourbillon guarantees pinpoint accuracy in terms of time measurement. With this exceptional timepiece, De Bethune once more pushes the boundaries of chronometry while introducing a neo-classical, somewhat sober and distinct design. I love it, as will any fan of mechanics that is looking for something different.

De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon photo© François-Xavier Overstake

Text also published in AGEFI Life No 94.

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