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  • Manufacturer: De Bethune
    Reference No: DBS 2005/2015
    Model Name: DBS Pièce unique
    Material: White gold
    Calibre: DB2115 calibre – mechanical hand-wound movement, 28,800 vibrations per hour. Self-regulating twin barrel. Silicon/white gold balance wheel - balance-spring with flat terminal curve. Silicon escape-wheel
    Bracelet/Strap: Extra-supple alligator leather with pin buckle
    Dimensions: 45 per 42.5 mm – 11 mm. Thickness

  • Catalogue Essay

    The De Bethune horological tradition is all about innovation

    Making innovation the very core of the creative process. Viewing today’s approach as a continuation of the endeavours undertaken by the great master-watchmakers of the Age of Enlightenment. Integrating new technologies and applied materials with mathematical calculations and the fundamental principles of classic mechanics. Pushing the limits of watchmaking techniques while improving reliability and comfort. Favouring taut lines and juxtaposed materials, playing with finishes, volumes and light effects to convey and stir emotions – the very emotional appeal exuded by the greatest horological masterpieces.

    Ten patent registrations, eighteen world première innovations and nineteen in-house calibres in 13 years of research express the spirit of excellence of the De Bethune Manufacture.

    The DBS Pièce unique was designed by David Zanetta and Denis Flageollet; it was thought out and developed in the R&D lab in La Chaux, and then entirely crafted in the workshops at L’Auberson. The DBS Pièce unique is a true De Bethune creation.


Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. DBS 2005/2015
“DBS Pièce unique” is an interpretation of the iconic model of De Bethune DBS launched for the first edition of the auction powered by an in-house caliber with a visionnary aesthetic.

45 per 42.5 mm – 11 mm. Thickness

CHF65,000 - 75,000 

Sold for CHF60,000

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Geneva Auction 7 November 2015 3pm