30 March 2021

“DB27 La Romanée 1865” by De Bethune

La Romanée 1865 by De Bethune

By Arthur Leclerc

Arthur Leclerc, born in Geneva, comes from a family of restaurateurs who passed on the taste for cooking and sharing gourmet cuisine. An insatiable epicurean, Arthur is fascinated with all things food and trained in the kitchens of a gastronomic restaurant.

“DB27 La Romanée 1865” a timepiece for history.


The Maison de Haute Horlogerie De Bethune, active member of Club 1865 by Baghera/wines, has gladly volunteered to establish a true partnership for the creation of a unique timepiece linking two worlds of exceptional expertise. The DB27 timepiece “La Romanée 1865” is a unique model. A burgundy dial on which a multitude of small white gold pins have been inserted one by one with great delicacy recreating the constellation that overlooked La Romanée on the day of the harvest on September 12th, 1865.

An exceptional vintage that made history

The year 1865 is also significant for Baghera / wines who chose this date to commemorate Rudyard Kipling’s year of birth and the founding of Beau-Rivage, Geneva. On the back of the watch, you will find a compendium of De Bethune’s technical innovations as well as the inscription “La Romanée 1865”. This exclusive timepiece equipped with the mechanical self-winding calibre comes with a burgundy coloured canvas strap.

A visit of the manufacturing facility followed by lunch with Michael Ganne (CEO of Baghera /wines) and Pierre Jacques (CEO of De Bethune) will be offered to the buyer and it will definitely include a few good wines ... 🍷

Name : "DB27 La Romanée 1865” unique piece
Reference n° : cs234
Functions : hours, minutes, seconds
Movement : autov2
Dial : burgundy microlight — constellation made with white gold stars (09.12.1865)
Type : mechanical self-winding movement
Case diameter : 43mm; Case : polished grade 5 titanium with middle microlight; Case back : open in brushed grade 5 titanium, with engraving “La Romanée 1865”
Strap : canvas burgundy
Buckle : pin buckle in grade 5 titanium

Lot 332 : one timepiece
Estimates : CHF 40’000 - 60’000

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