A nice new design from D&S, which I like very much. It combines Dubey’s unique case style with a more modern dial design and a raised bezel to give it an updated look and fresher feel. Kudos to Dubey on this one. After seeing a large number of Dubey watches on the secondary market liquidation I was starting to wonder if they would go the way of many of the failed Watch companies of recent demi-decade.


True to its heritage, the latest creation from Dubey & Schaldenbrand, the Grand Dôme DT, has taken the emblematic shape of the tonneau. And yet it couldn’t be more contemporary with its finely worked Valjoux 7751 chronograph movement, original interlacing circle design for the counters on the dial, and interplay of chequered guilloché and sunray satin finishing. A vertical arrangement of practical functions – date, day, month, moon phase and chronograph – for a balanced effect and excellent legibility.

Automatic, Valjoux 7751 calibre, 28,800 vib/h, 25 jewels, personalised rotor, 48-hour power reserve

Hours, minutes, day, date, month, moon phase and chronograph

Tonneau in 316L stainless steel, 37 x 52 mm
Anti-reflective convex sapphire crystal and sapphire back
Water-resistant to 50 m / 5 ATM

Black, chequered guilloché and sunray finish
Minute counter and day and month discs at 12 o’clock
Hour counter and moon phase at 6 o’clock
Central date hand

Black alligator leather with folding clasp