De Bethune - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN Hong Kong Monday, November 26, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: De Bethune
    Year: 2011
    Reference No: DB28T
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Manual, cal. DB 2019, 35 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium De Bethune buckle
    Dimensions: 48.5 mm diameter
    Signed: Dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with pouch

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 2011, De Bethune was awarded the “Aiguille d’Or” distinction prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève for the DB28. As a spin-off model of the DB28, the DB28T follows the success of its original model by featuring the same high-beat tourbillon caliber, with a twist in design and choice of material.

    Setting it apart from the original model, DB28T epitomizes De Bethune’s endeavor to create one of the lightest tourbillon wristwatches in the history of horology. In order to compensate for the violent dynamics of wrist movements, the tourbillon carriage must be as light as possible. After two and a half years of research, De Bethune developed the lightest carriage ever introduced on the market, weighing 0.18 grams in all. Crafted from titanium, the watch is ultra-light yet still very durable. To protect the delicate movement and the tourbillon complication, the caliber of the watch also incorporates a triple-parachute shock-absorbing system.

    Eye-catching to its best, the DB28T houses a black bridge in De Bethune’s signature triangular form. A steel plate carrying the “De Bethune” name is placed below the tourbillon cage. The entire watch is mirror-finished, whilst the winding crown is placed atop 12 o’clock.


Ref. DB28T
A fine and rare titanium wristwatch with tourbillon and power reserve, numbered 30

48.5 mm diameter
Dial and movement signed

HK$480,000 - 700,000 

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018