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Made in a limited release of 29 pieces, this DB24 Vetrois* is an attractive sports model that represents De Bethune’s inventive and futuristic spirit.
In keeping with the brand’s penchant for futuristic boldness and experimentation with materials, this DB24 “Vetrois” is an attractive sports model that represents the very ethos of De Bethune. Part of a limited release of 29 pieces, the watch is an excellent choice for any collector seeking an unconventional addition to their collection.
The main draw of this watch is the ability it gives the wearer to regulate the performance of the watch, with a maximum power reserve that can suit the wearer’s activity levels. The “High” option can be chosen for those with reduced arm and hand movements or “Low” for those taking part in high-activity sports, with “Medium” offering an alternative between the two extremes.
The case of the watch is a mixture of sandblasted titanium and polished angles, further enhancing the futuristic feel of the piece. The combination of grey and blue on the dial is also an attractive modern touch. Additionally, the screws attaching the bezel to the case are made at De Bethune, and provide a further bold appearance to the watch.
Automatic calibre DB2024
Power reserve, hours, minutes
Sapphire front and back
Navy blue textured calf strap, De Bethune black alligator strap, De Bethune baby blue alligator strap, De Bethune titanium buckle
Box & papers:
De Bethune certificate of authenticity (unnamed, undated), DB24 Vetrois booklet, box, leather travel case
This De Bethune DB24 Vetrois is in fantastic overall condition throughout. Minimal signs of wear are visible on the polished areas of the case. Superficial marks can be found on the lugs and the mid-case.
The watch comes with a two-year warranty from A Collected Man, alongside a lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
We stand by the quality of all of our pre-owned watches and mechanical objects. If something goes wrong, we’ll always strive to remedy the situation in a timely manner and to the best of our ability. The satisfaction and trust of our clients is of the highest importance, to everyone at A Collected Man.
All of our pre-owned watches have undergone thorough, non-invasive mechanical inspections and have been serviced, if appropriate, to ensure that they meet our highest standards of timekeeping and functionality.
Our pre-owned watches, unless stated otherwise, are covered by either a full or a limited twenty-four month warranty. This excludes any damage sustained due to improper use or accident. Due to their age, some pre-owned watches should not be subjected to the same conditions as when new.
Any of our pre-owned watches which have been serviced by their respective manufacturer, will carry the manufacturer’s servicing guarantee. This is separate and supersedes, the standard warranty offered by A Collected Man. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information. You can write to us directly at email@example.com, for further clarification.
A Collected Man is also an authorised retailer for a number of watchmaking brands. These watches are covered by the warranty from the original manufacturer.
We offer complimentary worldwide delivery on our watches. If ordering from overseas, delivery will depend on the value of the timepiece and the destination. All import taxes and duties are the responsibility of the buyer.
If ordering from the UK before 1 PM, your watch will be sent the same working day. The courier will depend on the value of the watch, with all watches delivered the next working day.
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Perched in the Jura Mountains, hugging the border with France, is the small hamlet of L’Auberson, home of De Bethune.
Right from the very first day, 22 April 2002, they made their intentions for the manufacture known. Instead of putting their own names on the dial, as so many of their contemporaries at the time were doing, the duo looked to the past for inspiration. This is where the brand was born in 2002 when David Zanetta, an Italian collector and dealer of art and vintage watches, joined forces with Denis Flageollet, a fourth-generation watchmaker from France.
The escapement designed and created by Chevalier De Bethune, the man the brand is named after, courtesy of Euro-Clock.
Right from the very first day, 22 April 2002, they made their intentions for the manufacture known. Instead of putting their own names on the dial, as so many of their contemporaries at the time were doing, the duo looked to the past for inspiration. They named it after Chevalier De Bethune, the 18th-century French nobleman and revolutionary escapement designer. It was fitting – it indicated the importance the duo placed on the history of classical watchmaking and the kind of inventiveness that had driven the brand’s namesake. Both Zanetta and Flageollet were convinced right from the start that what they were trying to do could not amount to just another watch brand; it had to be a manufacture in the truest sense of the word.