Inspired by the stars, De Bethune’s master craftsmen have managed to encapsulate the essence of the skies in a stunning timepiece of white gold and glass. The DB25L Milky Way features a blue oxide dial dotted with stars made of white gold spheres individually set by hand and capped by a blued steel and platinum spherical moon-phase. It looks stunning in pictures and we can only imagine what it’ll look like in the metal. That’s a privilege only a few will ever get to enjoy. Still, there’s always these spectacular pics.
B25L Milky Way Specifications
De Bethune star-studded sky in blued and polished titanium with white gold stars pin-joined by hand. Milky Way patterns produced by micro laser striking gilded with 24 carats gold leaf. Hours and minutes hands in polished rose gold. Spherical moon-phase indicator in palladium and flame-blued steel.
Type: Mechanical caliber with manual winding
Number of parts: 286
Jewelling: 29 jewels
Diameter: 30 mm
Power reserve: Six days, ensured by a self-regulating twin barrel. Power reserve indicator on the back
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour
Case: Platinum set with 66 baguette-cut diamonds
Diameter: 44,6 mm
Thickness: 11.3 mm
Lugs: Integrated, hollowed lugs
Crystal: Sapphire (1800 Vickers hardness), with double anti-reflective coating
Back: Open back in polished white gold and sapphire crystal (hardness of 1800 Vickers) with double anti-reflective coating
Strap: Extra-supple alligator skin with alligator padding. Buckle and ardillon in platinum