De Bethune DB28GS JPS: Capturing the spirit of Formula 1's golden age
The brand's new sports best swiss replica watches features striking black and gold tones that pay homage to the success of the Lotus F1 team in the 1970s, sponsored by John Player Special.
This year marks Bethune's 20th birthday. As part of the festivities, the popular indie brand has released a new, motorsport-inspired product for its first dedicated sports watch, the DB28GS.
The new DB28GS JPS, unveiled at the brand's recent exhibition at the Beaufort Hotel on the shores of Lake Geneva, was inspired by the golden age of Formula 1. That said, the successful Lotus team, which won seven F1 constructors' titles and six drivers' titles between 1963 and 1978, is indelibly linked to the black and gold of its John Player Special-liried cars and drivers.
gold plated accents To create the DB28GS JPS, De Bethune co-founder and master watchmaker Denis Flageollet and his team brought together the brand's expertise in working with high-tech metals to colour the components in the most striking way, with black and gold tones Stand out on this limited edition.perfect replica watches
Flageollet and his company have mastered the art of bluing grade 5 titanium and have now perfected the oxidation process to produce an extraordinary yellow titanium. Much of the gold-plated finish on the DB28GS JPS is this titanium oxide, from the movement bridges that make up the dial to the inserts on the iconic "floating" lugs. Meanwhile, the hour and minute hands have yellow steel inserts, and the second hand is also made of yellow steel.
hidden background Complementing these golden highlights are a series of stealthy black elements, starting with the fluted 44mm zirconium case band, paired with the case back, rotating bezel and DLC-treated hardened stainless steel articulated lugs. On the dial side, many of the exposed movement components (as well as the hands and minute ring) are in black titanium. It's all covered in sapphire crystal with a hardness of 1,800 Vickers.
In addition to the black and gold color scheme, the use of strong, lightweight metals and high-wear coatings pays homage to the 1970s. That was when the JPS-sponsored Lotus team dominated Formula One, and it was also a time when new materials and material treatments were being seriously developed to enhance track performance.replica Jacob and Co. Oil Pump Watches
have light All hands on the DB28GS JPS are located on the power reserve indicator at 9 o'clock and feature luminous-filled tips for improved readability. But the display is more legible thanks to mechanically driven white light that illuminates the dials at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock.
The energy of the light is provided by a micro-generator with a gear train driven by the movement's twin barrels, activated by pressing a button at 6 o'clock. In addition, the on-demand lighting system is designed so that it does not adversely affect the smooth running of the movement.
The engine of the DB28GS JPS - the DB2080 caliber - has 400 components and a power reserve of five days, and contains several of the brand's patented innovations. These include a 4Hz titanium balance wheel with white gold inserts optimized for temperature differences and air penetration, a hairspring with a flat-end curve, a silicon escape wheel and a triple-slide damping system.replica F.P.Journe CLASSIQUE watches
As you'd expect from De Bethune, the level of finishing is high, with the yellow titanium elements mirror-polished and the black titanium parts hand-ground and fluted to echo the case. Meanwhile, the steel parts are hand-chamfered and polished, and the lid is snailed.
Water-resistant to 105 meters, the DB28GS JPS comes with a sporty natural rubber strap, but it also comes with canvas and leather straps so owners can replace them as needed.RICHARD MILLE RM 67-02 Extra Flat Fernando Alonso