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De Bethune DB27 Titan Hawk JPS

De Bethune Debuts DB27 Titan Hawk JPS

Number 23 of 25 is already spoken for.

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$ 60,000

Look – we were going to put together a nice write-up about how De Bethune’s latest addition to its iconic Titan Hawk series blurs the boundaries between watchmaking and art, but then Michael Jordan entered the chat, wrist-checking case number 23 of the ultra-limited edition series. What can we say? The man steals the spotlight almost as easily as a basketball and boasts some serious horological bona fides to boot.

Anyway – De Bethune’s DB27 Titan Hawk JPS features a 43mm black zirconium case that’s ultra-strong, hypoallergenic, and lightweight. The case’s ‘floating lugs’ and simple black canvas strap ensure the piece conforms perfectly to the wearer’s wrist so that nothing detracts from the sleek design elements: slim lines, a microlight dial and case middle, and oxidized hand-polished yellow titanium hands. That the yellow titanium is evocative of gold is no coincidence (with Flageollet, nothing is). The “JPS” means “John Player Special” – a nod to the competitive motorsport roots of the watch’s colorways.

The DB27 Titan Hawk JPS features De Bethune’s in-house AUTOV2 mechanical self-winding movement and carries 60 hours of reserve power – as if anyone besides Jordan would ever consider wearing something else for that long. Horophiles with a spare $60K will need to act fast if they want to be like Mike: the ultra-limited run of 25 pieces (now 24) is sure to go quickly and is only available through De Bethune.

For more about De Bethune, see “The Art of Watchmaking”.

De Bethune DB27 Titan Hawk JPS

$ 60,000
  • Case Material: Polished black zirconium, with middle microlight
  • Case Diameter: 43mm
  • Movement: AUTOV2
  • Water Resistance: 3 ATM