De Bethune - The Geneva Watch Auction: XVII Geneva Saturday, May 13, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: De Bethune
    Year: 2018
    Reference No: DB28STTS1PN
    Movement No: 2119
    Case No: 016
    Model Name: DB28 Tourbillon Dead Beat Seconds
    Material: Titanium and Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. DB2119, 45 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium De Bethune pin buckle
    Dimensions: 45mm Diamater
    Signed: Case, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by De Bethune Certificate of Origin and Warranty dated February 2018, instruction manual, service receipt, travel case, magnifying loupe, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    De Bethune has since its inception in 2002 been a potent mix of ancestral horological know-how applied to cutting edge movement and avant-garde designs.

    Denis Flageollet, the brand’s co-founder master watchmaker rather than simply modifying or improving traditional techniques takes a precise mathematical and scientific approach with regards to the technical process, case and movement architecture, and finishing of each of his watches. All this results in some of the most visually striking and masterful products in contemporary horology.

    The present DB28 tourbillon with dead beat seconds – whereby the seconds hand marks a stop upon each second before jumping to the next- is no exception, it features the brand’s signature mobile lugs and the “sail” like top plate upon which is placed the dead beat mechanism. A discreet power reserve indicator is placed between 5 and 7 o’clock.

    The caliber is a work of art in itself and includes many of De Bethune innovations such as the self-regulating twin barrel, silicon annular balance, De Bethune balance spring with flat terminal curve, silicon escape wheel and an ultra light tourbillon in silicon and titanium.

    Launched in 2012, the present DB28 was made in only 15 pieces.

    Flageollet likes to say that “the tradition of watchmaking is innovation", and as such the present DB28 tourbillon with dead beat seconds perfectly exemplifies the innovative spirit of the brand.


A beautiful and cutting-edge titanium and platinum tourbillon wristwatch with dead-beat seconds, power reserve indicator, certificate of origin and presentation box, one of only 15 made

45mm Diamater
Case, movement and buckle signed

CHF50,000 - 100,000 

Sold for CHF139,700

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVII

Geneva Auction 13 - 14 May 2023