DuBois et fils DBF002 in Detail
For those unfamiliar with the DuBois et fils brand, they are one of Switzerland’s oldest watchmakers. In fact, they are the only watch brand that has manufactured timepieces for 265 uninterrupted years.
Every DuBois et fils timepiece is a true limited edition, and the DBF002 Chronograph is no exception. The production run for each model does not exceed 99 pieces, and we at Page and Cooper have been fortunate enough to secure just a handful of these very special watches.
To put this claim of exclusivity into perspective, the Blue Dial DBF005 launched at the end of 2016 sold out in just a few days.
The case architecture and design are phenomenal. It is the sort of watch that continues to reveal elements of detail even after years of ownership. Indeed, this is a case design that delivers joy wherever you choose to look.
The first thing you notice is the square case with short lugs, which upon closer inspection curves gently to sit perfectly on the wrist.
The domed sapphire crystal glass is treated with an anti-reflective coating on both sides to emphasise the intricate detail of the exquisite Guilloché dial, which is a work of art in itself.
Each acrylic ring, including the indices, is painstakingly placed by hand to achieve its striking appearance.
The elongated applied hour markers are rhodium plated, incorporating orange Superluminova that further augments the sense of dial depth on this watch.
DuBois et fils go to special lengths to choose only the best suppliers for each component, including, of course, the movement.
It’s an automatic movement made by Concepto, responsible for supplying movements to some of the world's most high-end watch brands, and freely disclosed via a display caseback.
The detailing is exemplary and needs to be seen in person to fully appreciate. This includes minute details such as the caseback screws which are adorned with the DuBois et fils pattern.
Taking the most intricate and creative practices of case and dial design, DuBois et fils has masterfully pieced together a number of different shapes and forms to create a timepiece that is very easy to fall in love with time and time again.
As a brand that has been reimagined for the 21st century, each piece in the DuBois et fils inventory is logged and tracked digitally through the brand’s innovative website.
As a DuBois et fils owner, or ‘Nomad of Time’ as they prefer to identify their customers, you are able to share your horological experiences with other members of the exclusive DuBois et fils community.
To find out more about this fabulous brand please don’t hesitate to get in touch.