Heartbeat: De Bethune Dream Watch 5
by Ian Skellern
Before Dream Watch 5, the world of modern independent watch brands was a much simpler place and De Bethune’s place in it was clear: superlative movements housed in either traditional or contemporary, but not extreme, cases.
Dream Watch 5, however, is more of a piece beautifully sculptured jewellery than a wristwatch. The organic shape looks fantastic from every angle, and the cabochon ruby in the crown is a neat touch.
While Dream Watch 5 would stand out in any crowd on its supermodel looks alone, Be Bethune has also ensured that it’s no slouch in the technical department either: jumping hours, an incredibly accurate three-dimensional moon phase, a silicon-and-white-gold balance wheel, and five-day power reserve. For more information, please visit www.debethune.ch.
Case: Grade 5 titanium, 49 x 39 x 11 mm
Movement: Hand-wound Caliber DB2144 with silicon/white gold balance wheel, triple pare-chute shock absorber, power reserve five days
Functions: Jumping hours, analogue rotating disc for minutes, spherical three-dimensional moon phase indication accurate to one day in 1,112 years.