De Bethune: The Art Of Watchmaking

Arthur Touchot

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Explore the world of De Bethune, a brand that, in just twenty years, has redefined the art of watchmaking. Co-founded by master watchmaker Denis Flageollet, De Bethune stands out for blending traditional craftsmanship with modern design, creating timepieces that are both innovative and steeped in history.

Flageollet’s goal has always been the pursuit of chronometric perfection, and De Bethune has been a true disruptor in the watch industry. With thirty in-house movements developed over two decades, De Bethune focuses on mechanical simplicity and the essentials of traditional watchmaking. This approach has led to a collection of watches that evolve over time through continuous innovation and new materials.

Producing only 150 to 250 watches annually, De Bethune maintains its exclusivity and high standards. Each timepiece, priced between $45,000 and $300,000, is crafted with exceptional attention to detail, ensuring a strong bond with each owner.

Celebrating its twentieth anniversary, De Bethune is celebrated as a symbol of the independent watchmaking renaissance in the twenty-first century. “De Bethune: The Art of Watchmaking” features contributions from notable figures in the watch industry and collectors, including Arthur Touchot, Wei Koh, Pierre Jacques, and many more. This book offers an in-depth look at De Bethune’s journey from its founding to its future, covering everything from its manufacturing processes to its intricate movements.

Owning a De Bethune watch is like holding a piece of horological history. As future collectors look back, Denis Flageollet will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the greatest minds in watchmaking. This book is a tribute to his legacy and the enduring significance of De Bethune’s creations.

One of the world’s leading experts in collectible watches, Arthur Touchot is a former journalist who specialized in the luxury market. Having earned a master’s degree in journalism at Northwestern University, Touchot combined his love of watches and words by becoming a regular contributor toThe New York Timesand theFinancial Timesat the start of his career, later becoming senior European editor atHodinkee. In 2017, Touchot joined Phillips to lead the global content and digital marketing strategy of the auction house’s watch department, where he has been involved in bringing some of the world’s rarest timepieces to auction. Touchot is also an Academy member of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) and a documentary filmmaker whose work includesA Moment in Time(2020), about the renaissance of luxury watchmaking since the turn of the century.

220 pages

over 100


January 2023

W 32 x L 38 x D 5 cm

Silk hardcover with hand painted edges
in slipcase with a die-cut window


3.3 kg

Arthur Touchot


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De Bethune: The Art Of Watchmaking

— Denis Flageollet, co-founder and master watchmaker

Why We Certified - De Bethune: The Art Of Watchmaking

DeBethune is a brand that has captured my imagination like few others have. Their creativity paired with the immense quality of Assouline means that De Bethune: The Art Of Watchmaking is a book to be revered. There's no question that it has earnt it's spot on The Subdial Certified.