De Bethune - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT Hong Kong Monday, May 27, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: De Bethune
    Year: Circa 2010
    Reference No: DBDR S5
    Case No: 001
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. DB 2044, 32 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold De Bethune pin buckle
    Dimensions: 42mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Independent watchmaker De Bethune is renowned for its daring aesthetics combined with high-end traditional watchmaking techniques. The present piece perfectly exemplifies this vocation: the time is indicated in digital fashion, with the minutes displayed on a disc and a window for the jump hours. The calendar follow suit, adopting a linear display at 12.

    The final result is a striking timepiece, the simplicity of its dial betraying the complexity of the movement. In a final “touch of class”, the moon phases aperture is displayed on the back of the watch through a 3-dimensional spherical indicator, an innovation introduced by the brand. Most notably, the present watch is the first produced of this model, as denoted by the case number 001.

    De Bethune will be offering a complimentary service for this watch.


Ref. DBDR S5
A very fine and extremely unusual pink gold asymmetrical wristwatch with jump hours, digital minutes, linear triple calendar and moon phases

Circa 2010
42mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$120,000 - 195,000 

Sold for HK$250,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019