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

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  • Manufacturer: De Bethune
    Year: Circa 2009
    Reference No: DBSPS5
    Movement No: DB 2014.279
    Case No: No. 027
    Model Name: DBS
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 2014, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum De Bethune pin buckle
    Dimensions: 42.6mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by De Bethune certificate stamped The Hour Glass dated 5th February 2009, instruction manual, product literature, setting pin, travel case, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Debuted in Only Watch 2005, the De Bethune DBS was first introduced as a prototype timepiece the embodies the perfect union between technical mastery and contemporary design, the series was later on flourished into an array of variations. Extruding the coolness of a monochromatic appeal, the present DBSPS5 is sized at 42.6mm platinum horseshoe-shaped case with cone-shaped lugs reminiscent of early De Bethune’s DNA. Featuring an attractive skeletonized architecture showcasing the openworked bridge and black anthracite dial with vertical cotes de Geneve decoration, the expose of the balance wheel leads the eyes to the gorgeous spherical blued steel moon phase at 6 o’clock. Symmetrical and balance in design, the DBSPS5 is suggested to be produced in 17 pieces since 2005. Beating at 21,600 vph with 207 parts, the timepiece has an 8-day power reserve that the wearer can indicate from the aperture on the caseback. Offered by the original owner in a stunning condition, the present DBSPS5 is accompanied with its original certificate and full accessories. Incredibly good looking, this fresh-to-the-market example will surely impress and garner interest from collectors of great independent timepieces.

Property from the Original Owner


A fine and attractive platinum semi-skeletonized wristwatch with spherical moon phases and power reserve indication, certificate and presentation box

Circa 2009
42.6mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$400,000 - 800,000 

Sold for HK$630,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

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