De Bethune - The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN New York Saturday, December 10, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: De Bethune
    Year: 2021
    Reference No: DB27TIS1V2PS
    Movement No: No. 002
    Model Name: Titan Hawk V2
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. AUTOv2, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium
    Dimensions: 43mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by original De Bethune Certificate of Origin and Warranty dated July 2021, product literature, travel case, and presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    For Denis Flageollet, the co-founder of De Bethune as well as its master watchmaker, innovation is the guiding principle of watchmaking. Rather than simply modifying or improving traditional techniques, he takes a precise mathematical and scientific approach with regards to the technical process, case and movement architecture, and finishing of each of his watches. All this results in some of the most visually striking and masterful products in contemporary horology. Since its inception in 2002, De Bethune has given birth to over thirty in-house calibers and a dozen patent registrations, constantly debuting new and exciting innovations.

    V1 of the DB27 Titan Hawk debuted in 2012, with V2 introduced in 2018 bringing 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.

    Bearing the serial number 002, with a stunning white dial, this laidback and easy-wearing DeBethune is one of the brand’s most desirable offerings. Fresh-to-the-market, from an astute private collector, it is accompanied with all of its original accessories.



An impressive, like new, and avant-garde titanium wristwatch with certificate of origin and presentation box, movement numbered 002

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

$25,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $60,480

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The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN

New York Auction 10 - 11 December 2022