Friday, October 26, 2012

Dubey & Schaldenbrand Grand Dôme DT Vintage 1946 Watch

Dubey & Schaldenbrand Grand Dôme DT Vintage 1946 Watch

Jonatan Gil continues to play with styles with this interpretation of the Grand Dôme DT. Recognisable at a glance with its tonneau case and the vertical arrangement of the different functions on the dial, the chronograph adopts an elegantly vintage design. The harmonious curves of the imposing 37 x 52 mm case are unchanged, matched with the Valjoux 7751 calibre to power date, day, month and moon phases. The movement is now delicately hand-engraved and embellished with the coat of arms from the Swiss village Les Ponts-de-Martel, where the brand originates. The dial is an expanse of ivory colour for purity and discretion. Contrasting textures and volumes have given way to an elegant interlacing of circles and tonneau-shaped counters. A journey back to historic and aesthetic origins for this 65-piece limited series.

Dubey & Schaldenbrand Grand Dôme DT Vintage 1946 Watch detail

Movement
Automatic, Valjoux 7751 calibre, 28,800 vib/h, 25 jewels, 48-hour power reserve, hand-engraved oscillating weight, hand-engraved Les Ponts-de-Martel coat of arms on the movement, rhodium-plated finish
Functions 
Hours, minutes, day, date, month, moon phases and chronograph
Case
316L stainless steel tonneau form, 37 x 52 mm
Anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal
Sapphire crystal back
Water-resistant to 50 m / 5 ATM
Dial 
Ivory-toned
Minutes counter, day and month windows at 12 o'clock
Hour counter and moon phases at 6 o'clock
Date by a central hand
Bracelet/Strap
Padded black alligator with folding clasp

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