DBD Case Number - 001Regular price CHF. 95,000
This piece stands out not only for its highly original and very contemporary display, but also for its rarity: the series was produced in a very limited run, this specific watch being the first to be produced in white gold with a particularly elegant tone-on-tone anthracite dial.
When, in 2006, De Bethune rethought the entire architecture, explored new codes and boldly interpreted a digital display for an instantaneous calendar with days, date and month, jumping hours and minutes, the result exceeded all expectations.
A new caliber and a dial like no other: understated, pure, and elegantly revealing – a premiere – the Côtes De Bethune. This exceptional finish, too, is an expression of rare quality as it requires a very special touch, evoking a precious fabric woven to subtly catch and reverberate the light.
On the case back, a sky of blued titanium, not just capturing the complex beauty of the celestial vault but breathing life into it, with embedded stars of gold and the signature De Bethune moon of steel and flame-blued palladium rotating on its own axis – a dazzling sight that rounds off this vibrant and deep tableau.
On the case itself, the crown at 12 o'clock and De Bethune’s hallmark bullet-shaped lugs catch the eye.
Beating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, the caliber developed for this DBD features the patented titanium balance wheel, a De Bethune exclusive, which increases the power reserve by twenty percent (to 6 days), and the ‘triple pare-chute’ shock absorption system, a De Bethune patent too, for effective protection. Ultimately, this watch takes the codes of classic watchmaking and transposes them into the modern era.
Model Launch Year: 2006
Number Of Watches Produced: 9
Functions: Digitally displayed jumping hours, minutes – calendar indicating days, date and months – De Bethune spherical moon-phase indication on the back
Technical features of calibre DB2424
Number of parts: 359 Jewelling: 31 jewels Diameter: 30 mm Power reserve: 6 days, ensured by a self-regulating twin barrel De Bethune Innovation (2004) Specificities: Titanium/platinum balance wheel De Bethune Patent (2008) "De Bethune" balance-spring with flat terminal curve De Bethune Patent (2006)
Spherical moon phase indication accurate to a degree of one lunar day every 122 years – De Bethune Patent (2004)
Triple pare-chute shock-absorbing system De Bethune Patent (2005) Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour Adornment: Hand-decorated with cicular-grained Hand snailed barrels Hand-polished, chamfered steel parts
Côtes De Bethune
Dial: Anthracite, hand-decorated with Côtes De Bethune; inline digital displays of the jumping hours, minutes, days, date and month
Case and strap:
Case and strap: Case material: White gold Case diameter: 42.60 mm Case thickness: 14,80 mm Lugs: cone-shaped lugs Crystal: Sapphire crystal, 1800 Vickers hardness with double anti-reflective treatment Case back: De Bethune star-studded sky in flame-blued steel with gold stars –spherical moon-phase indicator Strap: Extra-supple alligator skin, lining in alligator Buckle: Pin buckle
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*This excludes any importation taxes & fees requested by the buyer’s country policy. If taxes & fees should be applied at the importation, They should be carried by the buyer.
Once payment is received in full we endeavour to ship your new purchase as soon as possible (usually within 2-3 days.) Please note if payments are taken over the weekend, bank or national holidays, shipping will be delayed.
Based on your location we will choose the right shipping agent to ensure your watch reaches to swiftly and safely. Once it has been collected from us we will email you to confirm and share the tracking details.
If shipping is delayed for unforeseen reasons you will be notified immediately so we can agree the best possible outcome.
*Please note due to restrictions on exotic leather in certain countries, your new purchase might be sent on a different strap than pictured. This is to avoid delays at customs. We will send the correct strap separately.
We trust it won't happen, but in the unlikely event that you are not fully satisfied with your De Bethune PreOwned Watch, please contact us on +41 22 310 22 71 and we will be happy to go over our returns process with you.
Please note that we cannot refund returned items unless all elements on the returns checklist have been confirmed.
1. All tags and labels are in their original state and place and have not at any point been removed from the watch.
2. The watch has not been worn and is free of any marks or scratches that were not present at the time of shipping.
3. All instructions, warranty card, packaging etc. are in the same condition as at the time of shipping.
4. The watch is returned to us within 14 days (De Bethune does not cover the cost of shipping. The watch must be shipped via an official courier and be fully insured.)
IN CASE OF A FAULT
Please contact us on +41 22 310 22 71 as soon as you are aware of a fault with your watch.
RECEIVING A REFUND
After the watch has been returned to De Bethune for a full inspection and approved for a refund, please allow up to 14 days from the date of receipt for processing. Funds will be credited back using the original payment method.
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