De Bethune - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV Hong Kong Friday, May 27, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: De Bethune
    Year: Circa 2008
    Reference No: DB24TIS3Z1
    Movement No: DB2024-420
    Case No: 024
    Model Name: Big Power Super Sport
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2424, 47 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium De Bethune pin buckle
    Dimensions: 48mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with De Bethune Certificate of Authenticity stamped Chatel United States dated 15th December 2008, instruction manual, travel case, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The De Bethune DB24 Big Power Super Sport is built for action with precise regulated winding functionality that gives its wearer full control. Ingenuous and innovative at the same time, the DB24 is equipped with a variable inertia winding system that enables adjustment of the speed ratios of the rotor based on the movement generated by the wearer’s wrist action. Its purpose, by means of a lever actuated via the winding crown alters the mode of activity. Indicated on both the periphery on the dial and on the back of the movement with three level of intensity, H M and L, the wearer can set the timepiece to H for sport mode to avoid any surges of the rewinding spring, M for normal everyday wear, or L for slow to ensure minimum winding is sufficient to maintain regulating performance.

    Powered by the calibre 2424, energy can be harnessed by a titanium and platinum oscillating weight to guarantee optimal lightness according to the ideal inertia. Additionally, the movement features a patented triple pare-chute shock absorbing system with titanium bridge and ultralight balance wheel providing for a high degree of shock resistance.

    Highly complex and aesthetically futuristic, the timepiece features an oversized 48mm diameter titanium structure with a matte sand-blasted appeal, this ultimate sports watch promise incredible lightness and comfort. Its dial sporting in grey and blue indicates time with a pair of highly legible bladed hands that blends perfectly into the architecture of the dial. Furthermore, the winding mode position pointer is symmetrically integrated to create a perfect sense of unity, finished with a touch of red accent for the 6-day power reserve at 12 o’clock, the watch is simply impressive. A fantastic chance for admirers of innovative timepieces to acquire such rarity from one of the most respected independent firms in the industry, the present example preserved in absolutely stunning condition is numbered 24 of a limited edition of 50 pieces only.


Ref. DB24TIS3Z1
A rare and attractive limited edition titanium wristwatch with 6-day power reserve indication, variable inertia winding system, certificate and presentation box, numbered 24 of a limited edition of 50 pieces

Circa 2008
48mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$200,000 - 400,000 

Sold for HK$302,400

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022