The present DB 27 Titan Hawk in steel may seem simple with its time and date indications but a cavalcade of details add up to make it a superbly enticing watch.
Design wise, the dial with its layered surfaces and concentric circles provides a playful partner for the black mat case. The case features a spring loaded floating lug system enabling the watch to adapt to the wrist for ease of wear. The movement is a marvel of finesse and technology, including many of the De Bethune in-house developed innovations, like the patented self-regulating twin barrel, silicon/white gold balance and the balance spring with flat terminal curve, the triple pare-chute shock-absorbing system, the titanium/platinum oscillating weight and the silicon escape-wheel which can be admired via the porthole in the back. The watch also boasts a 6 day power reserve.
De Bethune is most probably horology’s best kept secret and a brand that only those in the know…know. The present watch- in unworn condition- is an opportunity for the collector of fine horology to delve into the wonderful creations of this amazing brand.