THE WATCHMAKING ART IN THE 21ST CENTURY The Manufacture Horlogère De Bethune was founded in 2002, based on a resolutely avant-garde vision of traditional watchmaking. The pure contemporary aesthetic of De Bethune mechanical timepieces combines cutting-edge technological innovations with the horological know-how of the Manufacture, inspired and nurtured by several centuries of History. 10 patent registrations, 19 in-house calibres and 13 years of research express the spirit of excellence that is taking De Bethune to ever-greater heights. The quest for perfection and beauty is the constant driving force behind the work of David Zanetta and Denis Flageollet, brand founders and the artisans behind these exceptional timepieces. The pure styling, taut lines and slender cases of these creations represent the unmistakable signature of De Bethune’s contemporary expression of the watchmaking art. David Zanetta, President of De Bethune, is a recognized authority on watches and their history, while Denis Flageollet, its Technical Director, is a fourth-generation watchmaker who was introduced to the art at age of three. Together with Pierre Jacques, De Bethune's dynamic CEO, they form an effective triumvirate that is propelling De Bethune and its consistently modern creations towards an even brighter future.