De Bethune - The 2021 New York Watch Auction New York Saturday, December 11, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: De Bethune
    Year: Circa 2007
    Reference No: DB15WT S1
    Movement No: DB154-2004
    Case No: No. 004
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. DB2004, 24 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold De Bethune buckle
    Dimensions: 43mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by retailer-stamped and dated De Bethune Certificate of Authenticity, product literature, setting pin, additional exotic leather strap, inner fitted presentation box, and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Horological maestro Denis Flageollet teamed up with collector extraordinaire David Zanetta in 2002 to create the independent watchmaking tour-de-force that is De Bethune, striving to implement avant-garde designs rooted in traditional watchmaking principals. In the almost two decades since they began to make watches together, they have developed over thirty in-house movements and a cavalcade of technical innovations.

    First introduced to the market in 2003, the De Bethune DB15 Perpetual Calendar is a highly legible, clean, delicate, and elegant perpetual calendar display combining De Bethune’s signature design cues for the dial and technically evolved movement elements. It was the first of De Bethune’s calibres with the now-ubiquitous spherical moonphase indicator. Already an important reference in the growing history of independent watchmaking, this DB15 with beautiful dark grey dial with gold Roman numerals and gold hands is part of an exclusive series of only eight pieces ever produced.

    Offered here in compelling overall condition from the original owner and complete with its original accessories, this DB15 is an incredibly rare and remarkable opportunity to procure a gem of the independent watchmaking landscape.



Ref. DB15WT S1
A beautiful and avant-garde white gold perpetual calendar wristwatch, with spherical moonphase display, leap year indicator, grey dial, guarantee, and presentation box

Circa 2007
43mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.

$25,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $176,400

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The 2021 New York Watch Auction

New York Auction 11 - 12 December 2021