Flash News: De Bethune DB25 Quetzalcoatl

By Thierry Ané on March 18, 2015

The novelty

Michèle Rothen is an amazingly gifted engraver artist and Swiss high-end brand De Bethune decidedly knows how to perfectly showcase her work on a watch’s dial!

After a series of amazing decorative timepieces made in collaboration with the artist, including the DB25 Imperial Fountain and the DB25 IXe Inframonde Maya but also this year’s flawless DB25 T Zodiac presented during the Geneva week, the brand is now revealing the DB25 Quetzalcoatl!

Main features

In the usual drum-shaped 44 mm white gold case with a thickness of 12.50 mm beats the in-house DB2005 calibre with 6 days of power reserve. This time-only movement with fine decorations indicates the time through the head and tail of the snake on the dial: they indeed change position to let you know the time.

Composed of two parts, the 3-dimensional dial is in solid gold with a microlight guilloché centre and an hours ring with hand-engraved figures inspired by buildings from the Tenochtitlan Templo Mayor. The watch is mounted on an extra-supple brown alligator leather secured with a pin buckle.

First impressions

This is yet another exceptional creation in tribute to the refined art of engraving. The watch looks amazing and is limited to just 20 pieces to add a touch of true exclusivity to its impeccable design. The movement is as exceptional as the rest of the watch, making this DB25 Quetzalcoatl a real collectible for wealthy connoisseurs.

Additional information

For more information about this new timepiece:

• please visit the De Bethune web site,

• click on the watch’s technical form below,

• visit Watch Agora after the Basel fair for our in-depth presentations of all the new timepieces with a glut of live pictures and videos!

For a technical description of the timepiece and additional pictures: