It goes back to the heart of why people like in-house created movements in the first place. A common (and plausible) question most watch collectors ask is “why should I buy a watch with an in-house movement if it looks and acts so like those made by companies such as ETA?” The best answer by an independent watch maker is to state that their movements look different, are better decorated, and provide exceptional performance. More icing on the cake is if those in-house made motions use specific proprietary techniques, materials, and patents to further distinguish themselves. In various ways, De Bethune Watches Price really provides all that, which is one the reasons I personally enjoy their job so much.So, again, while the DB2024 is among De Bethune’s most fundamental movements, it still has a whole lot of merit and at least it is “entry-level” priced for the brand. “DB25” really refers to a watch case family versus a specific model. The De Bethune DB25 collection has everything from easy things such as the Midnight Blue and White Night to endless calendars. The De Bethune DB25 instance is a toned down version of this DB28. No articulating lugs, but you do get a hint of the layout with all the lug skeletonization. That is De Bethune’s response to some dress watch case.It is not small, at 44mm broad, but it wears nicely, given that the lugs are relatively short. Every one of these De Bethune DB25 versions are in 18k rose gold – that really looks fine with the polished blued ceramic dial elements. And who does blued titanium greater than De Bethune? No one I’ve encountered, that’s for sure.
Beginning this upcoming Monday, January 18th, and running through Friday, January 22nd, is the always anticipated, annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) watch exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland. The exhibition will feature showings from some of the largest watch brands as well as a stable of independent brands who are newly invited for 2016. Naturally, the aBlogtoWatch team will be present with the most comprehensive and thorough reporting of the event, and we will be bringing you our hands-on coverage of the latest novelties debuted at SIHH 2016.
There will be fifteen exhibitors: A. Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Greubel Forsey, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, Panerai, Parmigiani, Piaget, Richard Mille, Roger Dubuis, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Vacheron Constantin. Taking the space formerly occupied by Ralph Lauren, 2016 will mark the inaugural year of the Carré des Horlogers, highlighting nine independent brands: Christophe Claret, De Bethune, H. Moser & Cie., Hautlence, HYT, Kari Voutilainen, Laurent Ferrier, MB&F, and Urwerk.
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