Dubey & Schaldenbrand Grand Chrono NWW 1625
Dubey & Schaldenbrand Grand Chrono
Dubey & Schaldenbrand Grand Chrono automatic chronograph complete with box and papers, originally purchased in 2014. In 1946 Georges Dubey, teacher at the La Chaux-de-Fonds Watchmaking School, formed a partnership with fellow watchmaker RenSchaldenbrand to make the Dubey invented split second Index mobire watch. Dubey & Schaldenbrand are headquartered in the village of Les Ponts-de-Martel in the Jura foothills. The brand specialises in retro inspired cases and dials that are fashionable today. The company was acquired by Cinette Rort in 1990. Robert was from a line of watch making pioneers which included the Meylan and LeCoultre families. Since Robert took over, the company has gone from strength to strength as they manufacture high quality and unique looking watches designed for the taste of the connoisseur. As their company statements mention at Dubey & Schaldenbrand, our craftsmen strive to achieve absolute perfection in watch making, using only the finest materials of which there is no compromise. No truer word said as this watch aims to achieve perfection which it seems to have done. It is well made, beautifully finished, designed with thought and great attention to detail, well packaged and presented and speaks volumes in quality. It is designed in an Art Deco style with a case and dial which is reminiscent of a watch from the 1930s. It has the ever popular curved tonneau case, but with a flat case back held down by seven screws It has a curved sapphire crystal which is perfectly flush with the case giving a neat and seamless appearance. The crystal is anti reflective. Attractive dial with beautifully contrasting numerals and hands. Comes on the original bracelet as well as a spare brown leather strap with deployant clasp. Width is 38 mm excluding crown and 41 mm including crown, lug to lug is 50 mm, Thickness is 15 mm.