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The beauty of gold, the brilliance of precious stones, and yet.... none compare to the intensity and hypnotic radiance of fire. 


On offer for sale is a finest example of watchmaking, an impressive and futuristic yellow polished grade 5 titanium skeletonized wristwatch with 3D moon phases, 6 day power reserve with indication, and floating lugs, the iconic De Bethune DB28 Yellow Tones, made in a limited run of only 25 numbered pieces. 


What's incredibly interesting and mesmerising about this fine timepiece is that it is not made of gold, and it's neither coated with yellow colour, rather it is made of titanium, which is fire heated by hand, for each component of the dial one by one by the master watchmakers at De Bethune workshop in Geneva, until titanium naturally changed its colour permanently to golden. 


The DB28 was presented to the public in 2011 and was awarded the highest distinction award “Aiguille d’Or” at the GPHG 2011 via its very first iteration in titanium. Achieving such a feat, the DB28 is perhaps one of the perfect examples of the firm’s approach to watchmaking. The DB28 Yellow Tones is a later iteration of the award-winning model, with a slight twist in yellow. 


Comprising a silicon balance wheel escapement made of blued titanium proudly displayed at 6 O’clock with its signature 3D moon phases via a small ball bearing in multicoloured titanium, followed by its fancy floating lugs designed to maximize comfort across varying wrist sizes, the DB28 is certainly appealing and regarded as the household reference of the firm.


The watch presents in Like-New and Unworn condition and is offered as full set with all factory presentation boxes and papers, including the moonphase pusher and catalogues. 


All photos are of the actual watch for sale, and form part of the description and condition disclosure. The photos indicate the condition of the watch and are taken just before listing this ad. All serials are blurred out from the photos for security and privacy reasons.


Details Below:



Model: DB28YT


Condition: Like New


Delivery contents: Full set box and papers.


Year: 2019


Dial Colour: Skeletonised


Case size: 42.6mm


Case Material: Fire Heated Yellowed Titanium


Extra comments: The price doesn't include GST for Australian customers and as such a 10% GST will apply to customers residing in Australia. 


Trades: Considered


Currency: AUD


Delivery: Fully insured and express shipping available at a small cost.


Payment method: Bank Transfer, Credit or Debit (Master/Visa) cards accepted.


References: Countless references of past sales available on request.




We are licensed Australian Second Hand Watch Dealers, and one of the largest and safest Australian watch consignment platforms, so if you wish to consign or sell your watches with peace of mind, fuss-free transaction and at the best price, feel free to get in touch.


Second Hand Dealer License No. SHD-79453.


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