De Bethune - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: De Bethune
    Year: Circa 2020
    Reference No: DB25VTIS3
    Movement No: DB.E.006.021
    Case No: 41
    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 of Origin dated October 2020, instruction manual, travel case, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Coveted for its extraordinarily avant-garde designs, De Bethune has yet again entranced collectors with the DB25 Starry Varius, inspired by a sidereal starlit night. Fitted with a highly polished cerulean blue titanium dial, the Roman numerals and railroad track are laid on a convexed outer ring that introduces depth to the watch. Following this celestial theme, the dial is further complimented by Breguet-style hands with eccentric “moon” tips and most importantly, a cluster of white and yellow gold-flaked stars, which is customisable based on a specific date and location for a more personal touch. The stellar combination of these features, along with the three-dimensional sunken dial, intensifies the illusion of an ethereal starry night.

    Striving for maximum comfort and wearability, the timepiece is framed in Grade 5 Titanium with distinctive lugs that sit perfectly on any wrist. Do not be fooled by its feather-light case. The watch carries a solid wrist presence with a staggering 42mm case that conceals its cal. DB2005. The sapphire caseback exposes its movement, composed of a 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.

    The present celestial DB25 Starry Varius is offered in excellent overall conditions and is accompanied by its original accessories. No doubt, this is perhaps one of the most romantic creations of Swiss Haute Horlogerie and the present opportunity to secure one is not to be missed.


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$280,000 - 500,000 

Sold for HK$756,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)