De Bethune is known for its unique watch creations, with most of them being literally of this world. We’ve seen some of their expert creations before – The iPhone cover and the DB 25 a masterpiece which recreates the moon. Their latest creation seen at SIHH is the DB 28 Skybridge. It has been made using the same skeleton framework as the rest of the DB family. However, it offers a more simplistic dial that can only be described as romantic. The watch is a dance between modernism and elegance, all featured in a 43mm polished titanium case. In most cases, using titanium cannot achieve the mirror polish feel that the DB28 has. The dial sets this watch apart, made with the same titanium as the case and bezel; however, it is based in blue. The dial has been studded with polished titanium balls and diamonds to portray a rather romantic visage of the night sky. A conical design element breaks up the endless feel of this dial and adds an art deco element to this elegant watch. To further fit with the theme of the sky, there is also an understated orb that functions as a moon phase display.
The Skybridge utilizes the in-house DB2105 hand-wound movement and has 236 parts, including twin barrels and 27 jewels. The watch has an incredible power reserve that contrasts against the minimalistic design elements. The lugs on the Skybridge have been crafted to sit on your wrist quite perfectly. This watch is definitely one to be worn on special occasion nights when all you want to do is get lost in the moment.
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