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: DB25VTIS3
    Movement No: DB.E.001.024
    Case No: No. 06
    Model Name: DB25 “Starry Varius”
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Manual, cal. DB2005, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium
    Dimensions: 42mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by De Bethune certificate, travel case, instruction manual and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Renowned for remarkable aesthetics through combining the design language of past and present, De Bethune’s DB25 Starry Varius draws inspiration from the heavens. The dark blue center dial is made of highly polished blued titanium, and decorated with the milky way on the dial. Scattered with white gold and 24K gold flaked stars, the dial itself can be customized with a specific date and location for a personal touch.

    The updated DB25, introduced in 2018, incorporated redesigned, hollowed lugs made of grade 5 titanium. The classical features of Roman numerals, Breguet-style hands, and the segmented railroad track harmonize with the avant-garde dial design with true elegance. Opting for maximum comfort and wearability, the timepiece wraps around the wrist in a feather-light manner.

    Powered by De Bethune’s in-house cal. DB2005 exposed on the reverse of the timepiece, the movement possesses two patents and two original innovations that include the titanium balance wheel with white gold inserts, a self-regulating twin-barrel, a flat terminal curve balance spring, the triple pare-chute shock-absorbing system, and a power reserve of up to 6 days on a full wind. Offered with all of its original accessories, it is a wearable treasure for the collector of independent watchmakers.


Ref. DB25VTIS3
An interesting and cutting-edge titanium wristwatch with hollowed lugs, certificate, and presentation box

42mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $88,200

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The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN

New York Auction 10 - 11 December 2022