De Bethune DB27 Titan Hawk V2 Watch Hands-On

De Bethune DB27 Titan Hawk V2 Watch Hands-On

The words “passage level” and ” De Bethune ” don’t precisely have a place in a similar postal division, not to mention a similar sentence, yet here we are. In any case, while there’s nary an outflow of moderateness anyplace in the $38,000 requesting cost from the contemporary new DB27 Titan Hawk V2 Watch, we’d prefer to consider it the Swiss brand’s Huracan or 570S – both expensive supercars in their own right (from Lamborghini and McLaren, individually), however exactly where the offering ends up start for proprietorship rights in an undeniably selective club.

Hands-on pictures by Ariel Adams

At first look, it’s presumably worth recognizing that the Titan Hawk does not have the sheer, gobsmacking ‘amazing’ factor of the DB25L Milky Way or the outwardly capturing set-phasers-to-shock impact of the DB28T ‘Sort of Blue.’ And now without a turning pointer date complication involving the focal point of the dial, it’s even less occupied than its predecessor – the Titan Hawk from 2015. Nonetheless, this all the more outwardly pared-down option is entirely a welcome treat for those pursuing De Bethune’s striking tasteful (like those beautiful drifting carries) in a more moderate and conventional 3-hand structure factor that could really be considered for more ordinary wear.


Speaking of those hauls, their design makes for an outright treat on the wrist when matched with the 43mm skinny (9mm!) titanium instance of the Titan Hawk. In case you’re new to De Bethune, the crown is situated at 12:00 to permit the hauls to rotate here and there like a fledgling’s wings at the 3 and 9:00 pivots. This protected “gliding lug” design delivers cloud-like comfort, by empowering the round, pocket watch-formed case to float on the wrist like a spaceship, and the actual tie to intently embrace the skin at all focuses, paying little heed to the wrist’s shape.

Available in both silver and blue finished dials, we went active with the last mentioned – an interesting tint that couple of brands figure out how to claim in a way that is better than De Bethune, regardless of the reference. Remember this isn’t the unique warmth blued titanium authority found on the ‘Sort of Blue’ corona piece – the multi-layered, multi-finished matte blue dial of the Titan Hawk is significantly more traditionally stifled, however that is something worth being thankful for, particularly with regards to regular wearability. As referenced, this V2 cycle does not have the pointer date found in the 2015 version, however the dial actually has a raised De Bethune logo theme in the focal point of the dial – y’know, the one that appears as though a communicator identification from Star Trek. It’s somewhat odd seeing this logo and the modern moment track text style sandwiching the über-customary Roman numeral hour rehaut, yet strangely – it actually kind of works. It is, after all still a traditionally grounded mechanical watch, yet one enveloped by a smooth, retro-modern skin.

One place where the design language feels somewhat more Tony Stark than Captain Picard is on its converse, where the hand-decorated De Bethune S233 programmed type delivers a visual dining experience for the eyes, beginning with its warmth blued titanium and tungsten winding rotor that looks somewhat like the ‘A’ on the Avengers Tower from Winter Soldier. Wonder universe aside, investigate the development and you’ll see a one of a kind equilibrium wheel, which displays a level terminal bend design, selective to De Bethune. This is a lovely welcome departure from the primary Titan Hawk, which just offered a sapphire glass window to the equilibrium wheel, and not the whole development. Despite the wild design accomplished through 217 sections, expect the standard chronometric execution here – 28,800 vph (4Hz), and a force hold of around 60 hours.


De Bethune has gained notoriety for its fiercely imaginative and modern design language, yet in addition borderline hopeless (and sometimes – not for all intents and purposes wearable either) references. The new Titan Hawk appears to deliver both those focuses to long-term fanatics of the brand, and newcomers the same. Furthermore, we’re just guessing here – however maybe the DB27 mirrors a slight push to broaden the brand’s entrance after a new administration shift?

Either way, with regards to the remainder of De Bethune’s great list, opposition, as it’s been said, is worthless. Except if it’s out of your value range, obviously. By and by, the DB27 Titan Hawk V2 has a requesting cost from 37,000 CHF, which, at the hour of this composing is around $38,000 USD. Learn more by going to De Bethune’s site .