Flash News: De Bethune DB25 Quetzalcoatl
By Thierry Ané on March 18, 2015
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!
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.
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.
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!