At only 19 years old, De Bethune is very much a newcomer on the watchmaking block, but what the brand has managed to achieve in a relatively short amount of time is nothing short of astounding. De Bethune bills itself as a watchmaker for the third millennium, a claim that is backed up by their forward thinking both in terms of technique and aesthetics. With patented technologies like their own balance spring, shock-absorbing systems, improved escapements and an incredibly light tourbillon cage, De Bethune strives to improve every aspect of the timekeeping efficiency and accuracy of a mechanical watch. The aesthetics are informed by their work on the technical side. A case in point is the spherical moonphase, or the brand’s radically architectural floating lugs, ensuring that De Bethune stands out.