WOTY 2012: De Bethune DB25 s Jewellery

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Earlier this year WatchPro unveiled its Watches of the Year 2012 – the 10 winning timepieces and 90 highly commended watches that we felt boasted commercial appeal, innovation and had wowed consumers and retailers alike over the past 12 months.

Highly commended for WatchPro Showstopping Watch of the Year 2012 was the De Bethune DB25 s Jewellery.

Dubbed a “dreamy depiction of the star-studded sky”, De Bethune launched this women’s timepiece ahead of BaselWorld, combining lightweight titanium with white gold and diamonds set into the watch to depict the stars.

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A stellar theme runs through this 40mm timepiece. It has a 3D moon-phase display — a platinum and steel sphere set with 44 diamonds and 44 blue sapphires, spinning on its own axis with a precision that amounts to a mere one-day difference every 122 years.

The timepiece can even be personalised with whichever constellation you wish, reflecting the starry sky on a certain date or from a certain geographical location. The watch is powered De Bethune’s hand-crafted DB2024 movement and glitters with 61 baguette-cut sapphires set around the outside of the case.

This is a watch that will be adored by dreamers also looking to stand out from the crowd. 

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