De Bethune - The New York Watch Auction: SIX New York Saturday, June 11, 2022 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: De Bethune
    Year: 2013
    Reference No: DB25svAWS1
    Movement No: 831
    Case No: No. 007
    Model Name: DB 25
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. DB2024, 49 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial. Movement, and buckle signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by De Bethune Certificate of Origin and Warranty dated September 19th 2013, instruction pamphlet, travel case, and outer box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    One of only seventeen examples ever produced since 2013, and numbered “007”, this DB25 is De Bethune at its most refined and pared down – but still unmistakable as the innovative and record-breaking independent watchmaker.

    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 have developed over thirty in-house movements and a cavalcade of technical innovations.

    Inside is De Bethune’s first automatic caliber, launched in 2006 with a six day power reserve, a titanium and platinum balance wheel, and an innovative shock-absorbing system for the ceramic ball-bearings used in the automatic winding assembly. Amazingly, the watch itself measures only 8.5mm in thickness and is among the smallest of De Bethune’s creations, at 40mm diameter, making it ergonomic and extremely comfortable on the wrist. All of the components of the movement are completely finished by hand in the signature De Bethune style, while the dial is similarly elaborately yet delicately decorated with twelve radiating sectors.

    In unpolished condition, the no. 007 DB25 is complete with all of its original accessories, from the collection of its original owner.



Ref. DB25svAWS1
A highly rare and avant-garde white gold wristwatch with guilloché dial, certificate of origin, and presentation box, numbered 007

40mm Diameter
Case, dial. Movement, and buckle signed.

$15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $64,260

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The New York Watch Auction: SIX

New York Auction 11-12 June 2022