De Bethune - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVI Hong Kong Wednesday, May 24, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: De Bethune
    Year: Circa 2017
    Reference No: DB24TIS3Z1
    Movement No: No. 035
    Model Name: DB24 Vetrois ‘Big Power’
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal.DB2424 , 47 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Blued titanium De Bethune pin buckle
    Dimensions: 48mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by De Bethune Certificate of Origin dated 4th July 2017.

  • Catalogue Essay

    With a robust appeal and still retaining its iconic features of De Bethune, the DB24 Vetrois ‘Big Power’ 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 adjusts the rotor's speed ratios 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 activity mode. 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 everyday wear, or L for slow to ensure minimum winding is sufficient to maintain regulating performance.

    Powered by the calibre 2024 with a total of 274 components, 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 a titanium bridge and ultralight balance wheel, providing a high degree of shock resistance.

    Cased in two tone titanium with a blued titanium bezel and a mirror-polished and satin-finished main body, the present example features unique special details such as its blued components, including dial, hands, screws and bezel, differing to other examples of the reference as a special request. Well-preserved and accompanied by the Certificate of Origin provided by De Bethune. The present DB24 will surely ignite interest from collectors of this hot and popular independent firm.


Ref. DB24TIS3Z1
A fine and possibly unique two-tone titanium wristwatch with 6-day power reserve indication, variable inertia winding system and Certificate of Origin

Circa 2017
48mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$160,000 - 275,000 

Sold for HK$241,300

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVI

Hong Kong Auction 24 - 25 May 2023