Welcome to this week's installment of “Around the Web.” This week, WatchTime social media maven Alan Loren updates watch aficionados with some of what else was happening in the watch world while many of us were paying attention to the news and new products from SIHH 2014. … [Read more...]
De Bethune is a Swiss watch brand. De Bethune was founded in 2002 by David Zanetta, a collector with a passion for art, history and timepieces, and Denis Flageollet, the son, grandson and great-grandson of watchmakers. The two sought to blend time-honoured skills and the latest scientific breakthroughs, devoted to the service of chronometric precision. De Bethune sees itself as a research and development tool, a laboratory making use of cutting-edge technologies implemented in the spirit of the 18th century masterwatchmakers. Notable De Bethune watches include the De Bethune DB16, De Bethune DB25, De Bethune DB28, De Bethune DB27, De Bethune Dream Watch, De Bethune DB 29. We cover De Bethune prices, have the De Bethune price list on our database, show you De Bethune watches for sale and help you to identify false De Bethune replica. We also have dozens of new and vintage De Bethune watches in our luxury watch database, with De Bethune photos, De Bethune price list infos, De Bethune sale data and De Bethune watch band info. Our Christophe Clare reviews section help you identify the best watch. We have De Bethune watch news, blog posts, updates and other posts about De Bethune watches as well as De Bethune watch infos. De Bethune watches are available globally.
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In "Going Through a Phase" in WatchTime's November-December 2013 issue (on sale October 29), executive editor Norma Buchanan explores this year's crop of new moon-phase watches. Here are photos of seven of them that you can download as desktop wallpaper. … [Read more...]
The SIHH takes place at the massive Palexpo convention center near the Geneva airport, but during that week in January, the whole city becomes a new-watch paradise. My final day in Geneva took me away from the halls of the SIHH to take a look at a number of other new watches, from brands that were not part of the show, shown to retailers and journalists either in suites at one of the city's opulent hotels or at the smaller Geneva Time Exhibition (GTE) show, held at the Bâtiment des Forces … [Read more...]
The prize-giving ceremony of the 12th annual Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix (GPHG) — the luxury-watch world's version of Oscar night — took place at the Grand Théâtre de Genève on November 15. This year, it was TAG Heuer's high-tech Mikrogirder model that took home the prestigious Aiguille d'Or grand prize. … [Read more...]
The Foundation of the Watchmaking Grand Prix has announced that the prize-giving ceremony for the 12th Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix (GPHG) will take place on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at the Grand Théâtre de Genève. The GPHG has also announced the list of 70 nominated watches in seven categories. … [Read more...]
De Bethune tells us that the ninth step of the Bolon Yokte Ku, the cosmic pyramid of the Mayan civilization, symbolizes the advent of a new world, the ninth underworld, according to which the evolution of consciousness is believed to reach its highest level. The brand marks the occasion of humankind’s symbolic passage into this new underworld predicted by the Mayan calendar with a 12-piece edition created in tribute to the scholarly traditions of this people. Find pricing and wallpaper inside. … [Read more...]
For the past several years, De Bethune has focused its research efforts on developing super-high-frequency escapements. Currently, most escapements operate at 18,000 to 36,000 vph (2.5 to 5 Hz). In 2006, De Bethune demonstrated an experimental 72,000 vph (10 Hz) silicon escapement. Their latest efforts involve engineers, watchmakers, and a physicist, all working to develop a next-gen escapement powered by non-mechanical forces. … [Read more...]
More than 1,500 personalities from the watchmaking world turned out at the Grand Théâtre de Genève on Saturday November 19 for the 2011 Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix awards ceremony. The “Aiguille d’Or” prize for the watch of the year went to the De Bethune's DB28. … [Read more...]
As a tribute to Steve Jobs, De Bethune has created a 12-piece limited edition "spaceship-inspired" iPhone shield in polished and bead-blasted titanium. The Dream Watch IV dial is hand-polished blued titanium with gold and diamond stars. The raised, arrow-shaped "spine" draws the eye to the silvered hour and minute disks. … [Read more...]
Inside Basel/Geneva was bigger and better than ever this year, with twice as many participating brands compared with last year - as many as 28 independent watchmakers and brands at the shows. Attendance also set all-time records - more than 300 guests in New York. This report includes more than 30 images from the New York City and San Francisco events. Let's see some watches! … [Read more...]
For your viewing and home decorating pleasure, WatchTime offers a selection of watch wallpapers featuring IWC, Lange, Omega, Vacheron Constantin, Ulysse Nardin, De Bethune, Audemars Piguet, and Parmigiani. These images measure between 2400 and 7000 pixels wide and are sure to brighten up your desktop. Click the smaller images to view the full-size versions. Happy downloading! … [Read more...]
On September 23, the Principality of Monaco will stage the world-famous Only Watch charity watch auction. Under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II, 40 unique timepieces will be sold by leading horological auction house Antiquorum. Leading up to the auction, the featured timepieces will be on tour, visiting many of the world's leading collecting capitals. … [Read more...]
What is a watch, if not a “machine” to measure the flow of time? A kind of speed counter for the flux of an energy of which we know almost nothing, except that it exists and that it is carrying us somewhere…. Find complete details, along with stunning wallpaper, for this De Bethune machine inside. … [Read more...]
Now in its sixth year, Inside Basel/Geneva 2011 will be bigger than ever – much bigger. The shows are fully subscribed with 30 brands and independent watchmakers participating this year. This is your chance to see the latest watches from the 2011 Swiss shows, and more. Look inside to see who will be there and to reserve your spot! … [Read more...]
David Zanetta, President of the Board of Directors and his co-founder, Denis Flageollet, Director of Production, have announced the appointment of Pierre Jacques as Chief Executive Officer of De Bethune. Jacques will officially take up his responsibilities effective March 1, 2011. … [Read more...]
This latest addition to De Bethune's DB25 family is fitted with a new hand-wound mechanical caliber with a six-day power reserve, based on the DB2105 movement. The silicon balance wheel, used for the first time in a production movement, is the product of research undertaken since 2002 focused on improving the oscillator. Together with the balance spring with the De Bethune flat terminal curve, the two form an oscillating assembly that marks a new step forward in the quest for isochronism, a … [Read more...]