De Bethune - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE Hong Kong Monday, November 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: De Bethune
    Year: Circa 2015
    Reference No: DB28 TI S5 C3PN
    Movement No: 2115.495 and 054
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Manual, cal. DB28, 38 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium De Bethune pin buckle
    Dimensions: 43mm Diameter
    Signed: Movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by undated and unstamped De Bethune Certificate, fitted presentation box and travel pouch

  • Catalogue Essay

    Created in 2002, De Bethune soon distinguished itself as one of the most forward-thinking brands in watchmaking, both from an aesthetic and a technical point of view.

    Markedly futuristic in their design, many are the telltale features of De Bethune timepieces. The most apparent is the “floating lugs”, that is: hinged lugs anchored to the centre (at 9 and 3 o’clock) of the case, allowing for a remarkably comfortable wearing experience. Another feature that by now is indissolubly linked with the brand is their 3D moon phase display, realised with a half-blackened metal ball, allowing for a truly innovative take on a complication which had remained more or less unchanged since its inception centuries ago.

    The heavy use of lightweight and highly resistant - but also aesthetically pleasing - materials such as titanium underline the marriage of practicality and looks the manufacture strives to achieve.


Ref. DB28 TI S5 C3PN
A large, impressive and futuristic titanium skeletonized wristwatch with 3D moonphases, power reserve indication, floating lugs, certificate and box

Circa 2015
43mm Diameter
Movement and clasp signed

HK$270,000 - 430,000 

Sold for HK$412,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019