The hand-wound Badollet La Stellaire uses ultra-expensive materials, including those that came from outer space. Well, technically all molecules that comprise our bodies and objects around us came from outer space. They were bred inside old stars and then dispersed throughout the Universe as exploding supernovae were spitting their own guts only to be used to form new star systems (or something like that.) Some of those elements failed to become parts of new planets and kept traveling across the galaxy only to smash into Earth at some point in time in a form of a fairly expensive metal meteorite.
Officially revealed earlier this month (the brand will possibly show off the new model at SIHH 2011 event, but don’t quote me on that), this new De Bethune DB28 features a combination of a brilliantly designed mechanism with an absolutely outrageous exterior finish. However, outrageous in a good way: compared to many wristwatches that were offered during the last couple of years by many other ‘inspiring’ and ‘ambitious’ brands, the DB28 looks like a hand-made Bugatti Veyron near a bunch of mass-produced sports cars dressed in plastic wide-body kits.