De Bethune - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII Hong Kong Saturday, June 5, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: De Bethune
    Year: Circa 2018
    Reference No: DB25LWS8V1
    Movement No: DB.E.001.093
    Case No: 008
    Model Name: DB25L
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. DB21055, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold De Bethune pin buckle
    Dimensions: 44mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by De Bethune Certificate of Origin and Warranty stamped Les Bijoux LLC Boca Raton FL, instruction manual, travel case, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Since its founding, De Bethune has created over 30 in-house calibers with a dozen patent registrations and an astonishing 18 world premiere innovations. An impressive achievement for a young brand with an ever growing reputation. Flageollet always believed that innovation is the tradition of watchmaking and that is perhaps the reason why he does not modify or improve traditional techniques but instead have taken a scientific and mathematical approach to watchmaking resulting in some of the most futuristic looking timepieces with exceptional movement architecture that no other can imitate.

    The DB25L is a perfect example of the brand's philosophy of implementing new ideas and techniques. Encased in a bombastic 44.5mm diameter case with featuring the firm’s signature hollow lugs, the dial is further blessed with a gray guilloché finished surface. At the 12 o'clock position lies another yet signature trait of De Bethune, the three dimensional moon phases display composed of titanium and platinum accurate up to 122 years.

    Powering the incredible timepiece is the firm’s in-house cal. DB21055 featuring a five day power reserve, self-regulating twin barrel, titanium and platinum balance wheel with silicon and platinum balance topped with a triple pare-chute shock-absorbing silicon escape wheel which reduces friction significantly.

    Impressive in and out, the present example De Bethune DB25L is complete with its full set of accessories and offered in attractive overall condition. With the growing demand for innovative timepieces, the present De Bethune will surely delight collectors at immediate glance.


Ref. DB25LWS8V1
A very fine and attractive white gold wristwatch with guilloché dial, 3D moon phases, certificate and presentation box

Circa 2018
44mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$120,000 - 200,000 

Sold for HK$529,200

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII

Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021