LOT 34


Following the tradition of constant innovation and excellency of the great masters watchmakers, De Bethune is proud to propose, this edition, a reinterpretation of a traditional horological creation using the current, technical and aesthetic innovations of today and based on the emblematic architecture of the Yacht Club de Monaco by Foster and Partners, a symbolic centerpiece of Monaco's remodeled harbor front. 


This combination between know-how, art and technology through a very unique object dedicated to mechanics and architecture, returns to the watchmaking tradition of clock manufacturing, symbolizing the universality of time and the bond between people and their environment. This chronometer is also celebrating Research and Discovery with a unique mirror game in bronze, the same material than Galileo's one used for his night-time observations. Spiral shaped, it deepens into the heart of the mechanic as much at it refers to the emblematic buildings' stairs. An exceptional piece of contemporary design and a tremendous demonstration of craftmanship.


Thank you to the Yacht Club de Monaco and Foster and Partners for their approval and support.



On the occasion of the Only Watch charity auctions 2017, De Bethune is proud to offer to the successful bidder a unique journey in the heart of watchmaking art. What watch enthusiast has not dreamed of trying for himself the art of chamfering, flame blueing or, of course, watchmaking? Therefore, during one day, Mr Denis Flageollet and the best craftsmen of the Manufacture will privately initiate their guest and reveal their secrets and techniques. And, for more comfort and an even more immersive experience, a night in the historical Grand Hotel des Rasses with a room offering a spectacular view on the valley is included.




DB1318-OW2017 pièce unique



Mineral glass and titanium



Hands: hours and minutes in flame-blued steel
Spherical moon-phase indication in titanium polished and flamed-blued titanium
De Bethune starry sky in mirror-polished blued titanium set with white gold stars



Calibre 1318-020 mechanical calibre with manual winding, ratchet-free winding wheel
260 components
Constant-force escapement
Frequency: 18,000vph
Jewelling: 24 jewels
18 micro ball bearing
Power reserve: 8 days



Diameter : 80mm width, 130mm length, 70mm high



Hours – minutes – moon-phase : 5,7 seconds accuracy, equal to 1 day every 1225 years. 457 times more precise than a usual moon-phase complication and 10 times more accurate than a De Bethune one.



CHF 60,000 - 90,000

55,000 - 82,000 €

62,000 - 93,000 $

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