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

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  • Manufacturer: De Bethune
    Year: Circa 2019
    Reference No: DB28GSV2AN
    Movement No: DB.L.001.018
    Case No: 16
    Model Name: DB28GS Grand Bleu
    Material: Titanium and black zirconium
    Calibre: Manual, cal. DB2080, 51 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Nylon
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium De Bethune pin buckle
    Dimensions: 44mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by blank De Bethune Certificate of Origin and Warranty, instruction manual, travel case and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Regarded as one of the most innovative independent watchmakers of our time, De Bethune has created some of the most savvy timepieces with a focus on incorporating new materials and a contemporary method to indicate time.

    With the DB28 being one of the firm’s flagship model since its initial launch, the line up has broaden since and in recent times with the new release of their DB28GS Grand Bleu, De Bethune’s first dive watch. Cased in titanium and black zirconium, the watch has a light profile with high robustness. Designed and equipped with their signature floating lugs, it allows for optimal wrist comfort. With a depth rating of 100 meters, the cal. DB2080 not only allows for such feature but rather another that is truly what the DB28GS Grand Bleu is all about.

    Positioned at 6 o’clock of the case is a button, once pressed, luminescent light glows on the dial like led lights. While it is entirely manual, the concept behind the mechanism requires no battery, similar to old bike lights that were powered by the rotation of the wheel.

    The present example is offered in "like new" condition and is offered with its full set of accessories. For lover’s of independents and unusual and innovative timepiece enable to withstand active wear, this may perhaps just be the perfect conversational sports watch.


A highly impressive, unusual and innovative titanium and black zirconium semi-skeletonized diver’s wristwatch with center seconds, power reserve indication, manual dial lighting system, articulated lugs, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2019
44mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$340,000 - 680,000 

Sold for HK$1,197,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022