De Bethune - The New York Watch Auction: SIX New York Saturday, June 11, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: De Bethune
    Year: 2021
    Reference No: DB27TIS2V2PS
    Movement No: No. 000
    Model Name: Titan Hawk V2
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. AUTOv2, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium De Bethune pin buckle
    Dimensions: 43mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by original De Bethune Certificate of Origin and Warranty dated March 3rd 2021, instruction manual, travel case, presentation box, and suede bag.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Though De Bethune is best known for its variations on blue, with azure hued cases, hands, rotors, and other elements, in this example of the Titan Hawk, it is the expansive salmon colored dial that captures the eye.

    Exceptionally, the movement bears the number 000, suggesting that the present timepiece was a prototype for future examples of the DB27 V2 with salmon dial.

    V1 of the DB27 Titan Hawk debuted in 2012, with V2 introduced in 2018 with substantial technical and aesthetic updates. The removal of the date wheel and the incorporation of center seconds streamlined the aesthetic composition of the dial, while the “arrow head” date motif was fixed towards 12 o’clock as a nod to De Bethune’s avant-garde and futuristic designs. Most spectacularly, the semi-closed caseback of the V1 was replaced by a fully transparent sapphire display caseback, allowing the expertly hand-finished movement and highly technical details to be observed at leisure.

    This “Triple Zero” De Bethune DB27 Titan Hawk is presented in exceptional, new condition complete with its original paperwork and accessories.



A brand new, technically impressive, extremely rare, and attractive prototype titanium wristwatch with salmon dial, certificate of origin, and presentation box, numbered 000

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

$25,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $138,600

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The New York Watch Auction: SIX

New York Auction 11-12 June 2022