De Bethune - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023 Geneva Friday, September 8, 2023 | Phillips

    • Manufacturer: De Bethune
      Year: 2021
      Reference No: DB28GSV2YN
      Movement No: DB.L249.066
      Case No: 15/25
      Model Name: DB28 "Yellow Submarine"
      Material: Black Zirconium and Titanium
      Calibre: Manual, cal. DB2080, 51 jewels
      Bracelet/Strap: De Bethune canvas strap
      Clasp/Buckle: Titanium DeBethune pin buckle
      Dimensions: 44mm Diameter
      Signed: Case, movement and buckle signed
      Accessories: Accompanied by De Bethune Certificate of Origin and Warranty dated August 24th 2021, instructions, travel case, one additional rubber strap with pin buckle, one additional canvas strap and fitted presentation box.

    • Catalogue Essay

      - Released in 2020, the present DB28GS with its floating lugs, delta-shaped bridges, and exposed balance wheel features all the signature elements that one would expect from the De Bethune.

      - Cased at 44mm in diameter, using grade 5 yellowed titanium and black zirconium, the DB28GS “Yellow Submarine” is larger, more rugged, and delights its wearer with a bronze-esque looking suit.

      - Conceived as a sport watch, De Bethune came up with an astute on-demand lighting system from inside the watch. Fully mechanical, the lighting system is made alive thanks to a dynamo activated by the pusher at 6 o’clock. With no battery, the pusher activates a small gear train with a tiny dynamo driven by a twin barrel and lights up the watch on demand.

      - The present DB28GS "Yellow Submarine" is offered with its full set of accessories and is number 15 of a 25 pieces limited edition.


A rare and cutting-edge black zirconium and yellowed titanium wristwatch with exposed balance wheel, power reserve indication, floating lugs, on demand lighting system, certificate and presentation box, number 15 of a 25-piece limited edition

44mm Diameter
Case, movement and buckle signed

Full Cataloguing

CHF50,000 - 100,000 

Sold for CHF139,700

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023

8 - 15 September 2023