Monaco, Sep 28, 2013
De Bethune DB28 Skybridge
MC for Only Watch
De Bethune, ?DB28 SKybridge MC?.
Fine and unique, platinum, white
gold and diamond-set wristwatch
with the dial depicting the sky as seen
from Monaco on November 19, 1857,
the establishment of The National
Monegasque Feast Day by Prince
Charles III, twin self-regulating
barrel, De Bethune silicon-palladium
annular balance and a titanium
De Bethune buckle. Accompanied
by a fitted box and Certificate.
EUR 100,000 - 130,000
Sold: EUR 95,000
Based on a resolutely avant-garde vision of traditional watchmaking, the Manufacture Horlogère De Bethune
was founded in 2002, by David Zanetta, a collector with a passion for art, history and timepieces and Denis
Flageollet, a fourth-generation watchmaker who was introduced to the art at age of three.
Nine patent registrations, seventeen world première innovations and sixteen in-house calibers in 11
years of research express the spirit of excellence of the Manufacture. De Bethune is above all a research and
development engine, a laboratory making use of cutting-edge technologies implemented in the spirit of
the great 18th century master watchmakers, where all parts are designed and produced one by one, while
lavishing particular attention on every detail.
Not doing more, but instead doing better; drawing inspiration from the past in order to constantly
reinvent it; creating bridges between the various fields of knowledge: such are the principles guiding the
elaboration of the mechanisms and the artistic creation.