De Bethune Prepares the Dream Watch 5 in Damascus Iron and Steel for Only Watch 2023

Sourced from Auberson iron ores near the Maison’s manufacture.

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De Bethune has unveiled the DW5 SP as its participating timepiece for the upcoming Only Watch auction.

This one-off iteration of De Bethune’s iconic Dream Watch 5 model is forged from Damascus iron and steel. Boasting an unusual pattern and finishing, the materials are sourced from Auberson iron ores near the Maison’s manufacture. Outfitted with a polished blue meteorite, where the telling of time is visible via a tiny display near the crown that’s set with a cabochon blue sapphire.

Through the small circular window in the caseback, the in-house DB2149 caliber can be observed. The tourbillon movement offers a 4-day power reserve and is ensured by a self-regulating double barrel. Accompanying this unique time-teller are soft, alligator leather straps, fastened in place with a titanium pin buckle.

Estimated for 220,000 – 270,000 CHF (approximately $245,661 – $301,493 USD), the DW5 SP will go under the hammer at Only Watch on November 5, 2023. Read more about the piece on its designated webpage, or view the full lineup of the biennial charity auction here.

Elsewhere within the realm of Only Watch-related news, Furlan Marri presents collaborative Secular Perpetual Calendar Reference.

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