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

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  • Manufacturer: De Bethune
    Year: Circa 2010
    Reference No: DW3PS3
    Movement No: 102
    Case No: 18
    Model Name: Dream Watch Three Tourbillon
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, DB 2009, 35 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum De Bethune pin buckle
    Dimensions: 42.9mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by De Bethune certificate stamped The Hour Glass LTD Singapore dated 22 February 2010, instruction manual, additional strap, travel case, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    A true wrist sculpture the Dream watch collection by De Bethune creates a fascinating world that only the most daring and expressive minds can dream of in the world of watchmaking. Released in 2009, the De Bethune Dream Watch 3 is an architectural fusion of space, time and light. Inventive in its appeal, the DW3 has an instantaneously recognizable personality like no other. Cased in 42.9mm diameter platinum anchors with an attention grabbing design of angular floating lugs, the attractive blue dial with refined finishing of concentric details interplays with light and shadow with beauty. Looking thought the dial provides a fascinating glimpse of the world’s lightest tourbillon regulator with silicon hairspring, escape wheel which weighs only 0.18g. It is also the world’s only high beat tourbillon running at 36,000 bph which provides up to 120 hours of enjoyment, and can be tracked on the reverse of the watch. Extremely rare and produced in low numbers, Phillips is honoured to present the Dream Watch 3 for the first time in auction. Offered by the original owner, the present timepiece is preserved in a stunning condition and accompanied by its original certificate and accessories.

Property from the Original Owner


Ref. DW3PS3
A very rare and unusual platinum tourbillon wristwatch with, floating lugs, power reserve indication, certificate and presentation box

Circa 2010
42.9mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$390,000 - 780,000 

Sold for HK$1,071,000

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021