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New Releases - De Bethune Dream Watch No.2 Silicon-Titanium Tourbillon 2009

New Releases - De Bethune Dream Watch No.2 Silicon-Titanium Tourbillon 2009As its defining characteristic, the calibre DB2009 employs the lightest tourbillon in the world designed entirely in silicon and titanium and having neither a cage nor the traditional pillars, but incorporating the latest temperature-compensated silicon / platinum balance. The frequency of this new hand-wound mechanical calibre is 36,000 vibrations per hour and inside a 30 second tourbillon.

The Dream Watch Two possesses the lightest tourbillion in the world. This anorexic tourbillion is a slim, U-shaped silicon cage and a platinum ring surrounding the balance wheel, weighing a total of 0.18 grams. The tourbillion is extremely interesting but I have little technical details. Again, this watch is incredibly well finished. Incredibly. 10 pieces will be made each year.

via Horomundi

New Releases - De Bethune Dream Watch No.2 Silicon-Titanium Tourbillon 2009
New Releases - De Bethune Dream Watch No.2 Silicon-Titanium Tourbillon 2009Power reserve indicator on the back of Tourbillon 2009



New Releases - De Bethune Dream Watch No.2 Silicon-Titanium Tourbillon 2009Dream One with annular balance.
(and three-dimensional moonphase)


The simple oscillator of the mechanical calibre DB2016, designed by De4 Bethune, is a genuine achievement in the world of watchmaking. The balance spring of the regulating organ is not visible; it is concealed within an annular balance consisting of a central silicon disc surrounded by a thin ring of polished platinum which can be seen through the dial.


New Releases - De Bethune Dream Watch No.2 Silicon-Titanium Tourbillon 2009

Annular Balance: The balance spring of the regulating organ is not visible; it is concealed within an annular balance consisting of a central silicon disc surrounded by a thin ring of polished platinum which can be seen through the dial.


See much more from Ian Skellern at Horomundi-->LINK

De Bethune Dream Watch One photomontage-->LINK


DeBethune official website-->LINK


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Black is Red Hot at the 2007 Tempus Temple of Time

Black is Red Hot at the 2007 Tempus Temple of Time The TEMPUS TIME TEMPLE All‐Black Commemorative Collection

I'm not sure what happened or when but it seems everyone and their mother wants an all black watch these days. Whether it's PVD coated, carbonized, ceramic or whatever, people want to be apart of the horological Blacksploitation of luxury timepieces. So...that brings me to the September 2007 Tempus "Temple of Time" watch festival in Singapore. Put together by The Hour Glass, it's the largest watch event in Asia and likely becoming one of the most influential. KokChoon of Horomundi.com has detailed the information for this All Black series here-->Link

He's also has taken some great photographs of the prototype black PVD RM016 by Richard Mille (shown above) and more here-->Link


The RM016, encased in special micro-sandblasted, titanium, features a skeletonized automatic winding movement with hours, minutes, date and adjustable rotor geometry. The design allows the wearer to optimize and personalize the movement's winding mechanism to suit both sporting and non-sporting environments. Edition of 25
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Black is Red Hot at the 2007 Tempus Temple of TimeJAEGER-LECOULTRE Gyrotourbillon All Black
Edition of Three

The limited edition Gyrotourbillon, 18k yellow gold covered in black, spherical tourbillon, equation of time, perpetual calendar, date/month/year retrograde indication and eight day power reserve.

Black is Red Hot at the 2007 Tempus Temple of TimeAUDEMARS PIGUET Maserati MC12 All Black
Edition of One

On the heels of the Audemars Piguet’s, Maserati MC 12 roadcar inspired timepiece, the limited edition Black Millenary MC12 Tourbillon and chronograph. A reinterpretation of its predecessor’s engineering and aesthetics.

Black is Red Hot at the 2007 Tempus Temple of TimeDE BETHUNE Big Power All Bl ack
Edition of Ten

Features the DB22 movement of the De Bethune “Power” series, with a patented new function which allows the speed’s regulation of the winding system through the crown in the middle position. Set it in standard position for a quiet motion or in sport position for an active response.

Black is Red Hot at the 2007 Tempus Temple of TimeHUBLOT Bigger Bang All Black
Edition of Five

The Bigger Bang is the world’s first tourbillon column-heel chronograph with direct coupling on a flying tourbillon.

Black is Red Hot at the 2007 Tempus Temple of TimeHUBLOT Big Bang All Black
Edition of 50

Black is Red Hot at the 2007 Tempus Temple of TimeCarrera Calibre 360
Edition of Ten

The Carrera Calibre 360 PVD, the world’s first ever 1/100th mechanical wrist chronograph with a movement 10 times faster than the fastest movement in any watch.

Black is Red Hot at the 2007 Tempus Temple of TimeSINN U1 Diver
Edition of 250

Made of German submarine steel, tested by Germanischer Lloyd, the global authority in pressure testing of submarines.

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'Only Watch' 2007 - Rare Limited Edition Wristwatch Auction

'Only Watch' 2007 - Rare Limited Edition Wristwatch Auction
The first "Only Watch" auction of 2005 was so wildly successful raising €1.9 million Euros for charity (Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy), there was little doubt they'd try to follow it up. Two years later, it's back with more rare machines from todays most desirable brands. The event, commissioned by Prince Albert II of Monaco, will offer 35 limited edition and one-of-a-kind prototype watches, or as the horologically correct say "Piéce Unique". The watches will be auctioned at the upcoming 2007 Monaco Yacht Show by Antiquorum. Last years largest fundraiser of €285,000 was the collaboration of Richard Mille and Philippe Starck. They have teamed up again for the ultra-futuristic model titled, “An integral interpretation in titanium" (Shown Above).

Some other highlights...

'Only Watch' 2007 - Rare Limited Edition Wristwatch AuctionRodolphe "Instinct Chrono 180° Only Watch”

'Only Watch' 2007 - Rare Limited Edition Wristwatch AuctionPatek Philippe, Ref 5712T “Nautilus Titanium”, Genève

'Only Watch' 2007 - Rare Limited Edition Wristwatch AuctionHublot "Big Bang Only Watch” Pièce Unique.

'Only Watch' 2007 - Rare Limited Edition Wristwatch AuctionBreguet "Chronograph Classique A Rattrapante” No. 1 of a limited edition of 7 pieces.

'Only Watch' 2007 - Rare Limited Edition Wristwatch AuctionAudemars Piguet "Royal Oak Offshore Volcano”, first in the series.

'Only Watch' 2007 - Rare Limited Edition Wristwatch AuctiondeLaCour "Saqra Weekend Graphite” No. 1 in a limited series of 5.

'Only Watch' 2007 - Rare Limited Edition Wristwatch AuctionIWC - International Watch Co. Schaffhausen “Fliegeruhr 5026, Perpetual Calendar”

'Only Watch' 2007 - Rare Limited Edition Wristwatch AuctionOfficine Panerai ”Radiomir 10 Days GMT Pink Gold”

'Only Watch' 2007 - Rare Limited Edition Wristwatch AuctionJaquet Droz “Les Douze Villes Monaco”


'Only Watch' 2007 - Rare Limited Edition Wristwatch AuctionPierre Kunz, “Chrono Sport Monaco” Genève

'Only Watch' 2007 - Rare Limited Edition Wristwatch AuctionDe Bethune “Time-Zone No.0”
A prototype of a limited edition watch

Previously featured here.

For additional information and to see all 35 models, go here-->Link

Other brands represented at Only Watch 2007; Blancpain, Chopard, Corum, Daniel Roth, DeWitt, Eterna, Franck Muller, Frédérique Constant, Gerald Charles, Girard Perregaux, Glashütte Original, Harry Winston, Instrument et Mesures de Temps, Jaeger LeCoultre, Louis Vuitton, Mauboussin, Omega, Piaget, Swatch, Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Zenith.

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