United we are stronger in the fight against disease. In support of the Only Watch biennial charity auction of unique timekeepers, two great independent watchmaking “Maisons” – De Bethune and Urwerk – joined their creative energies in bringing forth a timepiece that arouses curiosity, focuses attention and touches the senses.
DBUR2105. Mechanical hand-wound movement. Winding, setting the time and spherical moon phase adjustment by means of the crown (3 positions). Power reseve: 4 days, ensured by a self-regulating twin barrel De Bethune Innovation (2004). Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour
Wandering hour satellite, Minutes, Spherical moon phase indication at 6 o’clock
Extra-supple alligator leather, alligator lining
Pin buckle in polished grade 5 titanium
Estimate CHF 120'000-150'000
-Hour satellite indication designed by URWERK with triple base plate in ARCAAP; satellite in aluminum mounted on Geneva crosses in beryllium bronze. Hand painted SuperLuminova index.
-Titanium balance wheel with white gold inserts, optimised for temperature differences and air penetration
De Bethune Patent (2016)
-“De Bethune” balance-spring with flat terminal curve
De Bethune Patent (2006)
-Silicon escape wheel
-Spherical moon phase indication accurate to a degree of one lunar day every 122 years – De Bethune Patent (2004)
-Triple pare-chute shock-absorbing system
De Bethune Innovation (2005)