De Bethune - The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI Geneva Saturday, November 5, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: De Bethune
    Year: Circa 2015
    Reference No: DB27S2
    Movement No: DB.G.003.058
    Case No: No. 014
    Model Name: Titan Hawk
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, Cal. S233, 38 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium De Bethune pin buckle
    Dimensions: 43mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by original De Bethune undated Certificate of Origin and Warranty , instruction manual, travel case, presentation box, and two crocodile straps.

  • Catalogue Essay

    For Denis Flageollet, the co-founder of De Bethune as well as its master watchmaker, innovation is the guiding principle of watchmaking. Rather than simply modifying or improving traditional techniques, he 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. Since its inception in 2002, De Bethune has given birth to over thirty in-house calibers and a dozen patent registrations, constantly debuting new and exciting innovations.

    The present DB 27 in titanium is slightly different than the other models from this family from the fact that the case is not fully polished titanium but the flat bezel and the floating lugs are brushed giving the watch greater contrast with the vivid and charismatic salmon dial.

    The fully in-house caliber S233 features many of the De Bethune in-house developed innovations, like the patented self-regulating twin barrel, silicon/white gold balance and the balance spring with flat terminal curve, the triple pare-chute shock-absorbing system, the titanium/platinum oscillating weight and the silicon escape-wheel which can be admired via the porthole in the back. The watch also boasts a 6 day power reserve.

    The Titan Hawk in titanium with salmon dial was made in only 22 pieces of which only a handful were made with the brushed titanium elements.


Ref. DB27S2
An incredibly charismatic and rare sandblasted titanium wristwatch with date, 6 days power reserve, certificate of origin and presentation box

Circa 2015
43mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed.

CHF30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for CHF107,100

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI

Geneva Auction 5 - 6 November 2022