Monaco, Sep 23, 2011

LOT 13

De Bethune 08-01-1297 DB25 Special Edition for Only Watch De Bethune, "DB25 Special Edition". Extremely fine and unique, 18K white gold and diamond-set wristwatch with wandering hours, the dial depicting the starlit sky above Monaco on January 8th, 1297, when the rock was taken by Francois Grimaldi, twin selfregulating barrel, De Bethune silicon-platinum annular balance and an 18K white gold De Bethune buckle. Accompanied by a fitted box and Certificate.

Case: Three-body, round drum shape, polished, large hollowed lugs, screw-down crown, transparent back, anti-reflective sapphire crystals to 1800 Vickers hardness. Dial: Flame-blued titanium depicting the starlit sky above Monaco on January 8th, 1297, the Orion and Gemini constellations picked out by 14 invisibly set white diamonds, 91 further stars in applied white gold, aperture at 6 o'clock for the solid silver sandblasted hour and minute discs with Roman hours and Arabic minutes. Flame-blued titanium pointer. Movement: Cal. DB2105S, mainplate and bridges in beveled and hand-polished steel, 29 jewels, twin self-regulating barrel, silicon-platinum annular balance, balance spring with flat terminal curve, Triple pare-chute shock-absorbing system. Dial, case and movement signed. Diameter 44 mm.

Wish Price EUR 100,000 - 150,000

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Grading System
Movement: 1

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Dial: 1

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L'art Horloger au XXIe siècle The Manufacture Horlogère De Bethune was founded in 2002, based on a resolutely avant-garde vision of traditional watchmaking. The pure contemporary aesthetic of De Bethune mechanical timepieces combines cutting-edge technological innovations with the horological know-how of the Manufacture which is inspired and nurtured by several centuries of History. 9 patent registrations, 11 in-house calibres and 9 years of research express the spirit of excellence that propels De Bethune to ever greater heights. The quest for perfection and beauty is the constant driving force behind the work of David Zanetta and Denis Flageollet, brand founders and the artisans behind these exceptional timepieces with its pure style, of which the taut lines and slender case are the unmistakable signature of De Bethune?s contemporary expression of the watchmaking art.