Debethune watches - a family business?  2 Comments


As one of the founding partners of DeBethune, David Zanetta was the visionary whose energy and passion saw the brand launch in a period when the industry was growing at an astronomical pace. DeBethune endeavoured to have its own character and direction - never looking to be the crowd pleaser but to offer to its customers real and innovative high horology. David has always led from the front and to help him along he recruited his son, Alessandro. Last week was the first time both father and son travelled to Singapore together to meet up with collectors and friends. As always, the Zanettas had been very obliging to allow me to photograph them candidly. 

Alessandro is shown here wearing the first generation perpetual calendar in rose gold. It features a stunning 3 dimensional moon.

Below is a capture of Pierre Jacques, the CEO of DeBethune with David.

After their brief visit to Singapore, the DeBethune team proceeded onto Australia to meet their retailers there.



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