Swiss watchmaker De Bethune has unveiled a new black zirconium version of its DB27 timepiece. The DB27 Titan Hawk JPS features a polished black zirconium case that measures 43mm by 9mm and is decorated with De Bethune’s unique “microlight” technique. The watch also boasts De Bethune’s signature case and lug design, as well as its patented short floating lugs in black brushed zirconium with polished yellow grade 5 titanium inserts and ogival tips. The timepiece is powered by De Bethune’s in-house calibre AUTOV2 movement, which has a frequency of 4Hz, 217 components, 29 jewels, and a 60-hour power reserve. The multi-level dial features guilloche work, a black microlight decoration, a chapter ring with Roman numerals in gold, and a minutes circle with Arabic numerals in gold. The centre seconds hand, as well as the tips of the skeletonized hour and minute hands, are gold-plated. The De Bethune DB27 Titan Hawk JPS has a water resistance rating of 30 meters, comes with a black canvas textile strap with leather reinforcements, and is available in a limited edition. It retails for $60,000.

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