De Bethune - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X Hong Kong Friday, July 10, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: De Bethune
    Year: Circa 2019
    Reference No: DB25svM
    Movement No: DB.E.005.013
    Case No: 1/1
    Model Name: DB25
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. DB 2005, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold De Bethune pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by De Bethune Certificate of Origin and Warranty, instruction manual, travel case and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Founded in 2002, De Bethune has been manufacturing innovative and exceptional timepieces ever since. Formed by David Zanetta, a collector of vintage timepieces, art and history and Denis Flageolet a master watchmaker from the fourth generation family of watchmakers, the pair set out to make a statement in the independents scene. Since the launch of the firm, De Bethune has impressively developed over 30 in-house calibers with numerous patents and new innovations.

    With a genius approach to contemporary haute horlogerie, master watchmaker Denis Flageolet always believed that innovation is the tradition of watchmaking. With that said, it is perhaps why the young firm has decided to develop movements from scratch instead of modifying a caliber. With an innovative approach, De Bethune has created some of the most exquisitely finished movements with new approaches to movement architecture and finishing.

    The present DB25 in pink gold numbered 1 of 1 was a special request from a loyal client of the brand. Whilst on the dial side the appearance seems very much regular featuring a beautiful hand-guilloché silvered center dial with painted navy blue Roman numerals paired along with their signature blued stainless steel hollowed hands matching its hollowed lugs. However, flipping the timepiece to its caseback, the wearer may admire the specially requested mirror-polished platinum movement cover, blued stainless steel balance bridge securing the beating organ of the timepiece.

    Presented in excellent “like new” overall condition, the present DB25svM piece unique example is offered with all its accessories inclusive of its original warranty and presentation box.


Ref. DB25svM
A unique, well-preserved pink gold wristwatch with silvered “guilloché” dial, warranty and box, numbered 1 of 1

Circa 2019
40mm diameter
Case, dial and movement and buckle signed

HK$120,000 - 195,000 

Sold for HK$187,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020