Dubey & Schaldenbrand


The Grand Shar DB is immediately captivating, but only on closer inspection does the brand’s characteristic attention to detail become evident. A chronograph movement with state-of-the-art finishing, a sculptural case, pushpieces and horns with alternating polished and satin finishing, and a dial of contrasting volumes with recessed counters flanked by large elongated Roman numerals. Every detail is another testimony to Dubey & Schaldenbrand’s expertise.

Automatic, Valjoux 7750 calibre, 28,800 vib/h, 25 jewels, circular ribbed decoration, openworked and DS personalised rotor, 48-hour power reserve

Hours, minutes, seconds, date and chronograph

316L stainless steel, 44 mm
Anti-reflective convex sapphire crystal and sapphire back
Water-resistant to 50 m / 5 ATM

Black, Côtes de Genève decor and rhodium-plated finishing
Hour counter at 6 o’clock
Minute counter at 12 o’clock
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Date window at 3.30

Black Louisiana alligator leather with folding clasp

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

I’ve posted my video review of the D&B Aerodyn Big Date on Youtube, so I hope you guys enjoy it. Most people tend to say that this watch looks like a Franck Muller, but its got distinct differences and has a style of its own. While this watch has a unique charm that not everyone can appreciate, I really do enjoy this watch and many of Dubey & Schaldenbrand’s designs.

Look out Jaeger! Dubey & Schaldenbrand is looking to take a peice of the reverso pie with their new Spiral Verso VIP watch, launched this year at the Exposition Geneva! This is a very cool looking watch as you can see from the little video that the guys at Dubey put together.

I’ve always been a fan.. and this one is definately one cool watch!

Movement: Chronograph 3 counters with triple date and moon phase
Self-winding mechanical movement from Dubey & Schaldenbrand Chronometer-quality escapement, stop second
Finish: Hand engraved decorated movement gold finish Skeletonized rotor, blued steel screws
Frequency: 28.800 vibrations per hour
Jewels: 25 / Incabloc
Power reserve: 48 hours
Functions: Hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds, 24 hours hand, chronograph, day, date, month and moon phase
Dial: Brossé with 6 blued half spheres set on a brushed dial
Hands: “Losanges diamantés” with SuperLuminova Chronograph hand with vintage spiral (exclusivity DS)
Case: Polished 316L surgical stainless steel, mobile lugs. Blue set crown
Dimensions: 41 x 47.5 mm, Height 15.5 mm
Watch crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire crystal domed on top and on the bottom
Water resistance: To 30 meters
Band: Galuchat royal (24 mm special cut)
Dimensions: 20 mm stainless steel bracelet
Buckle: 16 mm tang or deployant
Special features: Crown on left side
Revolutionary flying case