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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, December 11, 2014

LOT 85

DE BETHUNE CHRONOGRAPH DATE MONTH PINK GOLD De Bethune, Ref. DB12R, No. 009. Sold on December 2003. Very fine and unusual, water-resistant, large 18k pink gold manually wound wristwatch with olive-shaped button chronograph, large date and month, with an 18k pink gold DB buckle. Accompanied by a certificate of Authenticity.

Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, case back with 7 screws, rounded bezel, sapphire crystal, ogival lugs. Silvered with painted 5-minute Arabic numerals, 1/5th second and minute track, engine-turned center, subsidiary dials for the seconds and 30-minute register, apertures for the large date at 12 and the month indication at 6. Blued steel leaf hands. Mechanical, "Cotes de Genève" decoration, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring.

C. Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, case back with 7 screws, rounded bezel, sapphire crystal, ogival lugs.
D. Silvered with painted 5-minute Arabic numerals, 1/5th second and minute track, engine-turned center, subsidiary dials for the seconds and 30-minute register, apertures for the large date at 12 and the month indication at 6. Blued steel leaf hands.
M. Mechanical, "Cotes de Genève" decoration, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring.

USD 12,000 - 18,000

HKD 95,000 - 140,000 / CHF 11,600 - 17,400

Sold: USD 15,625


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Notes

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 42 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm.