De Bethune

De Bethune

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.

Watch Wallpaper: 7 Moon-Phase Timepieces

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar

In the article "Going Through a Phase," presented in WatchTime's December 2013 issue, executive editor Norma Buchanan explores a plethora of recently released moon-phase watches. Here are photos of … [Read more...]

16 Prize-Winning Watches from the 2014 Geneva Grand Prix

Breguet Classique Chronometrie 7727

On October 31st, the 14th annual Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève — the watch world's equivalent of the Oscars — was held at Geneva's Grande Theatre. The international jury of watch experts … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 10 Chronographs And Best Chronograph Watches

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic

This is my Top 10 Chronograph Watches list and my personal selection of Best Chronograph Watches that I have compiled for my blog,  … [Read more...]

Around the Web: William Shatner’s Watch, The Hole-in-One Club, and More


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 … [Read more...]

More from Geneva: Christophe Claret, De Bethune, Urwerk, and Moser


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 … [Read more...]

TAG Heuer Takes Top Prize at 12th Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix


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. … [Read more...]

Selections Announced for 2012 Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix

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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 … [Read more...]

De Bethune and the Ninth Mayan Underworld


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 … [Read more...]

De Bethune Demonstrates Résonique High-Frequency Escapement Breakthrough


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 … [Read more...]

De Bethune, TAG Heuer, Zenith and Others Take Top Prizes at 2011 Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix


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 … [Read more...]

De Bethune Dream Watch IV: The 4S Shield in Tribute to Steve Jobs


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 … [Read more...]

Redecorate With These Watch Wallpapers


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 … [Read more...]

Only Watch World Tour Runs August 30 – September 22


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 … [Read more...]

De Bethune DB25 Special Edition for Only Watch


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 … [Read more...]

Pierre Jacques Appointed CEO of De Bethune


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 … [Read more...]

De Bethune DB25 Moon Phase With Silicon Balance Wheel


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 … [Read more...]