De Bethune - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII Hong Kong Thursday, November 25, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: De Bethune
    Year: Circa 2020
    Reference No: DB25VTIS3
    Movement No: DB.E.844.034
    Model Name: DB25 Starry Varius
    Material: Grade 5 Titanium
    Calibre: Manual, cal. DB2005, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Grade 5 Titanium De Bethune pin buckle
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by De Bethune certificate, travel case, instruction manual and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Renowned for the brand’s remarkable aesthetics with futuristic and avant-garde language, the DB25 Starry Varius draws inspiration from the universe of a sparkling night sky. Sporting a dark blue dial made of highly polished blued titanium, the overall appeal of the reference sports an upsized 42mm polished grade 5 titanium case with a new lug design. The Roman numerals, Breguet style hands, and the segmented railroad track harmonize the dial design with true elegance. Opting for maximum comfort and wearability, the timepiece wraps also around the wrist in a feather-light manner.

    Quintessential De Bethune through and through, the milky way on the dial scattered with white gold and 24K gold flaked stars can be customized based on a specific date and location for a personal touch. Powered by the cal. DB2005 exposed on the reverse of the timepiece, the movement possesses two patents and two original innovations that includes the titanium balance wheel with white gold inserts, a self-regulating twin-barrel, a flat terminal curve balance spring and the triple pare-chute shock-absorbing system, totalling power reserve for up to 6 days on a full wound.

    Phillips is honoured to present this reference for the first time at auction, presented in excellent overall condition along with its original certificate and accessories, the present celestial-inspired piece is certainly hard to resist and is one of the most romantic creations of Swiss Haute Horlogerie.


Ref. DB25VTIS3
A fine and attractive grade 5 titanium wristwatch with hollowed lugs, certificate and presentation box

Circa 2020
42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$170,000 - 310,000 

Sold for HK$1,071,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021