De Bethune - The Geneva Watch Auction: XVIII Geneva Friday, November 3, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: De Bethune
    Year: 2020
    Reference No: DB25 XPA RV3
    Movement No: 002
    Model Name: DB25 White Night
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. DB2024, 49 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold De Bethune pin buckle
    Dimensions: 44mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by De Bethune Certificate of Origin and Warranty stamped by The Hourglass (Australia) and dated Dec 30th, 2020, instruction leaflet, fitted leather book-shaped presentation box and fabric bag.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The DB25 collection can be considered, in the De Bethune panorama, as an evening version of the DB28. This is implicit into its more subtle proportions and the lack of floating lugs, but the entire ethos of the brand is undeniably present in the case construction, most notably in the skeletonized lugs. The present “White Night” version was launched in 2014 together with its opposite twin (the DB25 “Midnight Blue”). It features an incredible inventive dial, defined by a white lacquer central disc surrounded by a mirror-polished blued titanium track with applied pink gold dot indexes which reprise on the dial the case hue.

    The final effect is absolutely delightful, stemming from the stark contrast between the two dial elements. The pink gold case adds grace and importance to the ensemble.

    The present watch was sold on December 30, 2020 - making it about three years old only - and judging by its condition it was hardly ever worn. It is offered together with its Certificate and very unusual book-shaped leather box.


Ref. DB25 XPA RV3
An exquisite pink gold wristwatch with lacquer and blued titanium dial, skeletonized lugs, certificate and presentation box

44mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF30,000 - 60,000 

Sold for CHF60,960

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVIII

Geneva Auction 3 - 4 November 2023