De Bethune is an independent Swiss watch manufacturer located in L'Auberson. Up there, in the pastures of the Swiss Jura mountains, nearly 40 people – the watchmakers, engineers, designers, micro-mechanics, polishers and decorators following the lead and impetus of Denis Flageollet, founder of the brand and Master Watchmaker – focus on the research and development and realization of technical and aesthetic innovations in the spirit of the great master watchmakers of the 18th century.
Tourbillons, perpetual calendars, chronometers, deadbeat seconds, spherical moons, bridges, wheels, anchors, balance wheels, pinions, balance springs and screws, but also the cases, dials, floating lugs, hands... Each component is thought-out and manufactured one by one, with particular attention given to even the smallest detail, including the decoration with the famous 'Côtes De Bethune' and microlight engraving that have become hallmarks.
De Bethune designs, develops and manufactures all of its timepieces in-house. Since its foundation, De Bethune has developed no fewer than 30 calibers, unveiled some thirty world premieres, registered numerous patents, and produced 150 one-offs for the most discerning collectors.
All over the world, De Bethune timepieces have won the highest distinctions, including the Aiguille d'Or of the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève for the Watch of the Year.
Today, Denis Flageollet and Pierre Jacques, the company's CEO, jointly shape the brand's destiny. A pure style, taut lines and slim cases are part of the inimitable signature of De Bethune's bold creations.
De Bethune timepieces can be acquired at 25 exclusive points of sale worldwide and in the brand's showroom in the heart of Geneva's old town.