When it comes to watches dedicated to the particular and thorough sport that is Polo, The primary that would probably come into view is the notable Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso (created in 1931 particularly for Polo players). Nonetheless, when De Bethune comes with the idea of banding together with the Princely Polo Cup, the needs are clear: making a watch that can withstand the brutal effects it is responsible to support on the wrist of the rider wearing it, without losing the legibility and the DNA of the brand. The arrangement is presently alive, for the sake of the De Bethune DB27 Digitale Polo Edition, with its amazingly safe hardened steel case.
Usually, watches dedicated to Polo highlight a defensive cover or a turning case (like on the JLC Reverso), to forestall any damages on the dial and hands – investigate a Polo match-up and you’ll understand the savagery of such a game. Nonetheless, this arrangement keep the wearer from taking a check the time and along these lines, to take a gander at the time… something very sad for a watch, don’t you think?
For the first run through, De Bethune sponsored a polo competition, the De Bethune Princely Polo Cup held in Vaduz on August 29th and 30th. In this manner, the production of a dedicated watch was a natural continuation. In any case, the folks behind the brand (David Zanetta and Denis Flageollet) are not from the individuals who hide their watches – a defensive cover was impossible, neither a helpless clarity of time. The arrangement comes with the De Bethune DB27 Digitale Polo Edition, a watch that is both equipped with a similar kind of display than the DB 28 Digitale and a super safe case.
The answer for making a safe watch is double. In the first place, the zones indicating time are limited to a gap in the middle, with a moment bouncing hour and a curve from 9 to 3 that displays the minutes on a turning disk. With this arrangement, there’s no huge and delicate dial to secure. At that point, the case is made in a creative material – well an old style material with an imaginative treatment to be exact. The entire case (including the drifting hauls) is made of dark polished hardened steel that is then coated with dark DLC. While traditional hardened steel has a a Vickers estimation of just shy of 1,000 and sapphire gem an opposition of around 1,800 Vickers, the case of the De Bethune DB27 Digitale Polo Edition guarantees an obstruction of 5,000 Vickers.
In the focal point of the 43mm case sits a pink gold medallion hand-engraved with two hammers and inlaid with a polished white gold ball, and circled with a blued and bushed titanium ring. To control the De Bethune DB27 Digitale Polo Edition, we found oneself winding Caliber S233D, with a 5-day power hold, a Silicon/white gold equilibrium wheel, a titanium/platinum wavering weight, a silicon get away from haggle genuine thoughtfulness regarding details of the brand, as every of the 350 pieces of the development are hand-finished with extraordinary care.
The De Bethune DB27 Digitale Polo Edition is a limited edition of 10 pieces, priced at CHF 60,000 (preceding taxes). www.debethune.ch .