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De Bethune: The Art of Watchmaking

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Twenty years ago, the haute horological world welcomed De Bethune. Showcasing the technical ingenuity of master watchmaker and co-founder Denis Flageollet, De Bethune immediately established itself as an outlier with...

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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 to The New York Times and the Financial Times at the start of his career, later becoming senior European editor at Hodinkee. 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 includes A Moment in Time (2020), about the renaissance of luxury watchmaking since the turn of the century.

A watch is a fragment of culture on the wrist.

— Denis Flageollet, co-founder and master watchmaker

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Page count

220 pages

Number of illustrations

Over 100



Released on

January 2023


W 32 x L 38 x D 5 cm

Cover materials

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




3.3 kg

Arthur Touchot

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