DE BETHUNE Early DB9
This De Bethune reference DB09 was originally introduced in 2003 and features classical – contemporary bullet lugs. It is believed that only 10 examples were made in rose gold. This particular reference showcases De Bethune’s classical side with a clever take on the moon phase which has the ability to also showcase the 7-day power reserve.
In 2002, De Bethune was founded by David Zanetta and Denis Flageolet. Prior to that, Flageolet, co-founded THA society with François-Paul Journe, the company was tasked with creating movements for other notable brands. Watchmaking runs in Flageollet’s blood he represents the fourth generation of the Flageolet family to become a watchmaker. Since its inception De Bethune successfully respected traditions of old whilst being at the forefront of technical innovations, as a result, the brand boasts some of the most impressive calibres made to date. Apart from the impressive calibres, De Bethune does not shy away from the fusion of two different worlds, the Maestri Art DW5 Armilia and Dream Watch 6 are fine examples of the artisanal know-how tied into Haute horology.
This reference, DB9R, is undoubtedly inspired by the DB2 (time only) and DB3 (moon phase), the avant-garde design language was further enhanced after the introduction of these early references. The overall proportions of the case ooze elegance, despite measuring 42mm the ultra-thin nature of the movement allows the case to sit rather well. The ivory guilloché dial is finely executed, the dial is signed De Bethune at 6 o’clock. The contrast of the blue steeled hands places an added emphasis on the timekeeping function along with the moon phase. The Mediterranean blue Arabic numerals add a further element of depth.
This reference is powered by a La Joux-Perret more specifically the J4000. The movement boasts a 168-hour power reserve, the movement has been fully redecorated by De Bethune.
Brand: De Bethune
Case Diameter: 42mm
Box & Papers: Full Set
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