The stark contrast between black and gold gives the new De Bethune DB27 Titan Hawk JPS a simple yet subtly elegant technical feel, echoing motorsports influences and traditions, as well as the advanced features of the AUTOV2 movement.
The latest version of the iconic De Bethune Titan Hawk
The latest addition to the Titan Hawk range, the DB27 Titan Hawk JPS continues the range’s advanced technical features, utility and wearability, and clean, distinctive styling, paying homage to the golden age of motorsports of the 1970s.
At the heart of the De Bethune DB27 Titan Hawk JPS is the AUTOV2 movement. Like the engines in the most cutting-edge racing cars, AUTOV2 is optimized for strength, precision and performance, and utilizes the most modern materials and methods to create a movement that aims to be the last word in high-performance watchmaking.
The AUTOV2 movement offers a 60-hour power reserve via a single mainspring barrel and features De Bethune’s signature titanium balance wheel and white gold inserts. As an element that adjusts the precision of the entire watch, the balance wheel must have certain technical characteristics, including the best peripheral quality and lighter weight elsewhere—this is the goal that De Bethune has explored and mastered in his two decades of refined design. This most basic element. Combining a patented De Bethune balance spring, and a balance cock fixed at two points on the movement plate for maximum strength and stability, the AUTOV2 is the perfect expression of striking aesthetics and precision engineering. watches selection replica
The case of the De Bethune Titan Hawk JPS is clad in black zirconium, a high-tech, high-strength, hypoallergenic and lightweight material that offers superior technical advantages over standard sports watch stainless steel. The iconic De Bethune articulated ‘floating lugs’ and their pointed tips further enhance the watch’s wear resistance, allowing the watch to fit perfectly on the wearer’s wrist, regardless of size. Finally, the design of the case and dial expresses De Bethune’s longstanding commitment to technical excellence and aesthetics, with the yellow titanium contrasting with the black zirconium case, echoing the John Player Special Formula One livery of the F1 Lotus team.
The origin of DB27
In March 2018, the De Bethune Manufacture launched its latest in-house self-winding movement; AUTOV2, the beating heart of a contemporary timepiece. In fact, the DB27 Titan Hawk JPS draws inspiration from the design and technology of its predecessors while adding innovative elements. Slender lines, a black ultra-light dial, a sandblasted titanium minute hand with hand-polished tip, an ultra-light case middle, brushed lugs and a tinted open case back are key elements of the design – creating a watch that is not only Its stylish and stand-out watch designs also house its entirely in-house movements.
If the inspiration of the original DB27 Titan Hawk model is perceived anytime soon, every detail has been rethought and redesigned to find an object of elegance and readability, above all designed for maximum functionality. Roman numerals showing the hours and Arabic numerals showing the minutes are juxtaposed, and the time reading is given around the ring located on the periphery of the dial. nice watches shop
Focusing on the essentials, the DB27 Titan Hawk JPS is equipped with an AUTOV2 movement for hours, minutes and seconds, with a single barrel providing a 60-hour power reserve. The last titanium balance wheel set in white gold is still clearly visible on the case back.
Thanks to a technology still in-house developed, the movement is equipped with an optimized oscillating weight for the automatic winding system, made of titanium and white gold, which allows it to deliver power with maximum efficiency and features a characteristic of De Bethune watchmaking. Visual Elegance – Combining deep sky blue with frosty white metal has been De Bethune’s signature design code for years.
A tribute to iconic color schemes in motorsport
Continuing to refine the structural nuances that hover between dark gray and deep black, while adding small touches of gold that are actually yellow titanium—a new opportunity to showcase De Bethune’s expertise in dealing with titanium oxidation and its color palette.
De Bethune blue, the brand’s historic and seminal signature, is now replaced by golden yellow, and the creative process required new assembly techniques and new texturing techniques – all of which were developed by Denis Flageollet and his team to achieve The project thus pays homage to this great era of high-tech discovery.
Ergonomics and Comfort
In the end, the DB27 Titan Hawk JPS fulfilled De Bethune’s pursuit of sport, technology and aesthetics. All the aesthetic elements of the Manufacture are present in this model: the patented floating lug system with its famous tapered tips is more prominent than ever before, including polished yellow grade 5 titanium inserts reminiscent of the To the side of the case, the clock position of the 12 o crown, the low-gloss decoration in the middle of the case, and the black low-gloss dial (the low-gloss is a form of decoration unique to De Bethune, which improves the traditional guilloche pattern, produce unique visual and optical effects).
The DB27 Titan Hawk JPS is presented in a 43 mm black zircon case with a central glimmer decoration and a black canvas strap, also an extraordinary embodiment of De Bethune’s laws of wearing comfort.
The result is a construction that is specially adapted to the size of each wrist and how it moves.
De Bethune DB27 Titan Hawk JPS Specifications
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds
Type: Mechanical self-winding movement
Adjustment: winding and setting time (2 positions)
Technical characteristics of the AUTOV2 movement
Number of parts: 217
Diameter: 30 mm
Power reserve: 60 hours
Titanium balance wheel set in white gold – De Bethune patent (2004) improves setting quality
“De Bethune” flat-ended curved balance spring De Bethune patent (2006)
Optimized Titanium Alloy and Platinum Oscillator
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour
Decoration: Hand Finishing and Decoration
Display: Two sandblasted hands in titanium, hand-polished at this end
Gold Roman numeral chapter ring
Minute circle with golden Arabic numerals around the edge of the dial
case and strap
Case material: Polished black zirconium with shimmer in the middle
Case Diameter: 43mm
Case Thickness: 9mm
Lugs: Black brushed zirconium short floating lugs with yellow titanium inlay – De Bethune patent (2006)
Crystal: Sapphire crystal (Vickers hardness 1800), double-sided anti-reflective coating
Polished black zirconium opening
Colored sapphire crystal (1800 Vickers hardness), anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water resistance: 3 ATM
Buckle: Yellow Grade 5 Titanium Stitching and Black Polished Zirconia Buckle