De Bethune DB28GS ‘JPS’

Technical specifications


  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • Seconds
  • Power Reserve


  • Manual Winding
  • Manufactured
  • Swiss Made


  • Cushion
  • Zirconium
  • Brushed & Polished
  • 12.80mm
  • 44.00mm


  • Sapphire

Water resistance

  • 10.00atm / 100.00m / 330.00ft


  • Deployment Buckle
  • Stainless steel


  • Rubber
  • Black


  • 2022

Official description

A nod to the daring age of Formula 1 in the 1970s,
but also, and above all, to that key period of mechanical and aerodynamic research... De Bethune captures this spirit with the DB28GS 'JPS'.

JPS. John Player Special. Three letters evoking the legendary association of black and gold. More than a brand, a whole universe, an iconic colour code; that of Team Lotus with its totally revolutionary, unbeatable cars, the most successful of their time, often cited as the most beautiful Formula 1 cars ever built! JPS is like a mechanical dream. A succession of victories. Seven Constructors' World Championship titles, six Drivers' World Championship titles shared by legendary drivers such as Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Jochen Rindt, Emerson Fittipaldi, Mario Andretti... What an era!

Those of us who were boys and girls in the early 1970s remember seeing the black and gold 'rockets' through their teenage eyes; the drivers and their black and gold suits; the black and gold helmets; the engineers whose work we glimpsed for the first time thanks to the installation of cameras in the pits...