De Bethune - The Geneva Watch Auction: XV Geneva Saturday, May 7, 2022 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: De Bethune
    Year: Circa 2011
    Reference No: DB25WS1
    Movement No: DB2024.489 and 17
    Model Name: DB25
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. DB 2024, 53 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold De Bethune pin buckle
    Dimensions: 44mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by undated and unstamped De Bethune Certificate of Authenticity, setting pin, instruction manual, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    De Bethune, founded in 2002 in Switzerland, is certainly one of the brands that best symbolises 21st century watchmaking. This independent watchmaker is known for creative contemporary design innovations, mechanical perfection and continuous research and development within the manufacture’s laboratory, fully-embracing the creation of materials new to the watch industry.

    The element that sets De Bethune apart is the fact that its co-founder and Master Watchmaker Denis Flageollet is as much of a scientist, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher as he is a watchmaker. Always pushing the boundaries of watchmaking, he is inspired by horological greats but creates his own path, inventing watchmaking of the new millennium with over 30 in-house movement developments, a dozen patent registrations and over eighteen world premiere innovations!

    The present DB25, sized at 44mm in white gold features a drum-based case displaying a silver-toned and hand-guilloché dial with blue accents giving the watch incredible charisma. At 12 o’clock, a linear power-reserve indicator is displayed. With roman numerals and a subtle outer sector seconds track the watch maintains an elegant and harmonious shape. This DB25WS1 is powered by calibre DB2024 which not only displays superior quality finishing, with hand-decorated components, but is also superlative to many other movements. Turning the timepiece to its caseback, the wearer may admire the titanium platinum oscillating weight and self-regulating twin barrel, ensuring maximum constant power reserve as well as the blued stainless steel balance bridge securing the beating organ of the timepiece.

    Presented in excellent overall condition, the present DB25 is offered with all its accessories inclusive of its original undated, unsigned warranty and presentation box.


Ref. DB25WS1
An attractive and well-preserved white gold wristwatch with power reserve indication, certificate and presentation box

Circa 2011
44mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for CHF75,600

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XV

Geneva Auction 7 - 8 May 2022