Only 10 of these timepieces have been made | Source: De Bethune

Swizz Beatz Partners with De Bethune to Create Limited Edition Timepiece

Swiss luxury watchmakers De Bethune have unveiled their latest timepiece at a major watch event, WatchTime New York on October 23.

Born from De Bethune’s collaboration with famous American producer and rapper, Swizz Beatz, the Dream Watch 5 is a striking and contemporary interpretation of the ongoing horological series which De Bethune started back in 2008.

With only 10 of the timepieces produced, the Dream Watch 5 is extremely limited edition and distinctly different from its predecessors while paying homage to the curvaceous contemporary shape of previous Dream Watches.

The collaboration began with Swizz Beatz spontaneously reaching out to De Bethune in 2020, daring the Swiss watch manufacturers to create a totally different Dream Watch 5. Through the ‘mastery of sapphire crystal, skilled workmanship in titanium’ and ‘horological virtuosity’, the Dream Watch 5 encapsulates the themes of light and transparency.

Housed in a blue polished titanium exoskeleton, the surface of each component within the Dream Watch 5 is ‘patiently polished until it becomes a real mirror’ with some parts of the timepiece taking days to polish to create this light-reflecting result.

Throughout, De Bethune has incorporated rich shades of blue which evoke ‘the notion of fullness’, water, sky and space. The deltoid-shaped case is composed of eight different sapphire crystals.

Inside, the caliber houses a ‘titanium balance-wheel encircled by a patented white gold ring, a balance-spring featuring an in-house developed and patented De Bethune terminal curve’. A silicon escape-wheel oscillates at a rate of 36,000 vibrations per hour; twice as fast as a conventional tourbillon.

‘Season 1’ of the Dream Watch 5 will be available for US$520,000 or approximately A$689,550. In a post on Instagram, Swizz Beatz teased at ‘Season 2’ coming soon.

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