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Aesthetics, innovation, mechanism, three words which sum up the spirit of the De Bethune Manufacture.
Created in 2002 by two personalities of the world of watchmaking, in just a few years David Zanetta and Denis Flageollet have built up a formidable capital. Thanks to this exceptional pair, the brand already stands out as one of the main players in the world of watchmaking in terms of innovation and it presents a futuristic vision of the art of watchmaking.
David Zanetta, a recognised authority on watches, was for a number of years consultant to some of the world’s greatest collectors. Then he decided to incarnate his own vision of watchmaking by establishing his own brand under the name of De Bethune in partnership with Denis Flageollet.
Denis Flageollet is an exceptional watch creator who has contributed to the design and production of more than 100 timepieces. He grew up among watchmakers’ benches and his passion was revealed through various encounters. He started working on the restoration of the finest timepieces; then came the dream of designing and manufacturing horological works of art and his meeting with David Zanetta.
Inspired by the masterpieces of watchmaking history, De Bethune as a Manufacture has undertaken the tremendous task of producing a new generation of timepieces at the cutting edge of the most up-to-date technology, with equally innovative styling.
Featured Timepiece: DB16
Hours – minutes – central jumping seconds – date at 6 o’clock – perpetual calendar indicating the day at 9 o’clock and the month at 3 o’clock – spherical moon-phase and leap-year indication at 12 o’clock – tourbillon with 30-second indication – power indication – age of the moon indication
Calibre DB2509 – mechanical hand-wound
Power reserve: 4 days
Distinctive shape, pink gold – diameter 43 mm (thickness 13.13 mm)
Attachments: cone-shaped lugs
Back: transparent – De Bethune Tourbillon 30 " silicon/titanium 36,00 vph – central jumping seconds mechanism – retrograde age of the moon indicator – power-reserve indicator
Dial: Silver-toned, sunburst guilloché motif, with apertures indicating the day of the week at 9 o’clock and the month at 3 o’clock – 6 o’clock dial indicating the day of the month. De Bethune star-studded sky in flame-blued steel encrusted with gold stars, featuring spherical moon-phase indicator in platinum and flame-blued steel at 12 o’clock
Hands: curved, in hand-polished and flame-blued steel
Extra-supple alligator leather strap with pin buckle