A new table clock designed by the masters of avant-garde watchmaking together with the Swiss artist Jörg Hysek.
The upper part of this mechanical sculpture features a blue night sky dial, made of a trademark blued mirror-polished titanium, inlaid with white gold stars and framed by the circle of Roman numerals and yellow gold hour indexes. The two spheres in mirror-polished titanium act as hours and minutes hands, while another sphere at 6 o’clock – a nice De Bethune’s tradition – is actually a moon phase.
The 180-component hand-wound mechanical movement driving the Dream Watch 6 is suspended beneath the dial and is well-visible under a transparent dome. It is equipped with a constant force escapement, displays hours, minutes and moon phase functions with an accuracy of 5.7 seconds in a lunar month, or 1 day every 1225 years. The clock beats at 18,000 vibrations per hour and boasts 8 days of power reserve.
The three legs resembling the patented De Bethune lugs, not only keep the clock upright on a table, but hold it laying down, as in a cradle so it can easily be rewound. Arming the clock and setting the time is done discreetly from below. The entire clock was fabricated in L’Auberson, in the Swiss Jura, in the workshops of the De Bethune Manufacture. The price of the De Bethune Dream Watch 6 Table Clock is set at CHF 190,000.
Nov. 29, 2019