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The prize‐giving ceremony for the 14th edition of the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix (GPHG) was held at the Grand Théâtre in Geneva on October 31st 2014, in the presence of Swiss Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann, the authorities of the Canton of Geneva and representatives of the international watch industry. Among the pre-selected watches, the international and highly qualified jury of this 14th edition chose the DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon to receive the prestigious award of the best chronograph of the year.
The DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon is the result of seven years of research and development and the only one of its kind. This exceptional patented chronograph, packed with innovations, embodies the essence of De Bethune’s watchmaking.
Work on the regulating organ that is at the heart of every watch obeys well-known physical properties: inertia, mass, elasticity, surface friction and magnetism. Fundamental to the improved precision and efficiency of watch movements are such technological advances as the patented balance-spring with flat terminal curve, balance-wheels in silicon and white gold or in titanium and platinum featuring maximum inertia for a minimum weight, as well as the development of a real tourbillon for the wrist in silicon and titanium.
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