De Bethune - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV Geneva Friday, November 5, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: De Bethune
    Year: 2018
    Reference No: DB25LWS3V2
    Movement No: 2105.162
    Case No: 091
    Model Name: DB25 Starry Sky
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. DB2105, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold De Bethune pin buckle
    Dimensions: 43mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by De Bethune fitted box, Certificate of Origin and Warranty, travel case and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    "Not doing more but doing better” is not only De Bethune’s motto but also a mantra, a philosophy and a guiding philosophy. It is mind boggling to think that since its creation in 2002, De Bethune has given birth to over 30 in-house calibers, a dozen patent registrations and over eighteen world premiere innovations. An amazing feat for such a young brand.

    The DB25 “Starry Sky” was first launched in 2013 and has been made in only 14 pieces since then! Known for its work on blued titanium used for its 3D spherical moonphase display, De Bethune went one step further by offering a large two level mirror polished heat blued titanium dial fitted with small gold pearls chased directly onto the dial to resemble the stars in the night sky. De Bethune also offered the possibility of having the sky chart depicted on the dial to be personalized to a specific geographical location and date.

    The dial furthermore features De Bethune's signature 3D spherical moonphases.

    The cutting edge movement – both in terms of design and finish- features a five day power reserve indicator on the back, a self-regulating twin barrel for better distribution of power, titanium/platinum balance wheel, silicon/platinum balance, triple pare-chute shock-absorbing and silicon escape-wheel.

    For Denis Flageollet, the genius watchmaker behind the brand, innovation is the tradition of watchmaking. That is the reason why he doesn’t simply modify or improve traditional techniques, but has taken an almost scientific and mathematical approach to watchmaking by not only creating 21st century haute horlogerie in terms of technical innovations. He has completely changed movement architecture and finish to offer what is certainly one of the most striking results in contemporary horology.


Ref. DB25LWS3V2
A cutting edge and impressive white gold wristwatch with three-dimensional moonphases, Certificate and box

43mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for CHF88,200

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV

Geneva Auction 5 & 7 November 2021