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New Watch! • 13 Mar 2017
De Bethune Presents: DB28 Kind Of Blue Tourbillon Meteorite
Five thousand years ago, a small piece of the universe fell to earth in Santiago del Estero, Argentina. Made from an alloy of iron and nickel, this rare ferrous meteorite’s only adornments were pocks marking the passage of celestial time. But its long voyage didn’t end in the meteor graveyards of Argentina; One day it landed in the hands of an ingenious master watchmaker, who decided to revive its hidden beauty.
Calling on diamond powder, steel blades and scorching flames, the alchemist used all his tools to breathe life into this sleeping beauty and afford a glimpse of the distant land it once called home. After a great deal of effort, the artisan succeeded in revealing its fantastic dimensions. Before his eyes, whirlwinds of colourful gases torn apart by the night engulfed the creator of a galaxy, in an age when time began and the stars’ hearts first started to beat.
Crafted from drops of gold, he returned these stars one by one to the sky that once belonged to them, wishing to set them in one of his watches like a jewel in a crown. But which piece should he choose? His atelier companion – a steely-eyed aesthete with whom he had worked for over fifteen years to create the world’s finest timepieces – whispered the answer in his ear: a unique piece fashioned from titanium and sporting a shade of blue made as vibrant as his starry jewel through a secret technique. A blue so deep and so full of life, he said, that it would take more than a lifetime of study to fully perceive all its many shades. And so, piece by piece, in the fire of his kiln, the watch colour artist covered his timepiece in azure tones.
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