1980s Dubey & Schaldenbrand 18ct Triple Calendar Moonphase Chronograph
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1980s Dubey & Schaldenbrand 18ct Triple Calendar Moonphase Chronograph
1980s Dubey & Schaldenbrand 18ct Triple Calendar Moonphase Chronograph
1980s Dubey & Schaldenbrand 18ct Triple Calendar Moonphase Chronograph
1980s Dubey & Schaldenbrand 18ct Triple Calendar Moonphase Chronograph
1980s Dubey & Schaldenbrand 18ct Triple Calendar Moonphase Chronograph
1980s Dubey & Schaldenbrand 18ct Triple Calendar Moonphase Chronograph
1980s Dubey & Schaldenbrand 18ct Triple Calendar Moonphase Chronograph
1980s Dubey & Schaldenbrand 18ct Triple Calendar Moonphase Chronograph
1980s Dubey & Schaldenbrand 18ct Triple Calendar Moonphase Chronograph
Regular price
£3,995.00
Sale price
£3,995.00
Unit price
per 

Specification

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Movement : Automatic Modified ETA 7750
Age : 1981/1990
Specific Age : Circa. 1980s
Case Size : 37mm
Case Thickness : 15mm
Lug to Lug : 46.5mm
Lugs :
18mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
None
Case Material :
18ct Yellow Gold
Warranty :
12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch


Points of Mention

This watch is sold “Watch Only” and therefore without its Dubey & Schaldenbrand box or paperwork. The watch comes paired with a well-suited aftermarket 18mm brown leather strap with a pin buckle. The watch is from Circa. 1980s and is sold in worn condition, but overall fair condition considering its age, age and wear can be seen from the photographs. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.

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The Watch

Here we have a 1980s Dubey & Schaldenbrand Triple Calendar Moonphase Chronograph with a 37mm 18ct Yellow Gold round case and coin edge detailing, beautifully sculpted lug tubes holding a hinged hoop for you to attach a strap, and a lug-to-lug length of 46.5mm and a case thickness of 15mm give the watch an impressive wrist presence. Down the right side chronograph pushers and a crown in the centre, on the left you find an indented pusher. A smooth stepped bezel holds a domed sapphire crystal above an eggshell white dial, an outer date ring in blue ink surrounds a minute track precisely executed with a Yellow Gold dagger and “3” indexes marking the hours, at 12 o’clock we have a 30-minute register, inside a day/month window, at 6 o’clock a 12-hour register, inside a moonphase crescent and finally at 9 o’clock a small seconds and a 24-hour register in blue ink, two hands indicate the relevant scale. The handset consists of Yellow Gold Alpha hands, a blue crescent-tipped hand indicating the date and a fine tapered chronograph hand. At 3 o’clock we have the Dubey & Schaldenbrand motif completing this Art Deco-inspired Triple Calendar Moonphase Chronograph. On the reverse a sapphire exhibition case back, inside a hand-engraved automatic Modified ETA 7750, 25 jewels, beating at 28,800 beats per hour, beautifully decorated with a skeletonised rotor engraved with “Jürg Daehler”, modified modules for the moonphase, day/month and outer date. The watch comes paired with its well-suited aftermarket 18mm brown leather strap.


Personal Note

This watch may be from a brand you have likely never heard of, Dubey & Schaldenbrand, but this 18ct yellow gold triple calendar moonphase chronograph offers a ton of value for money, all powered by a workhorse, and beautifully decorated, modified ETA 7750! There is no denying that this watch is giving off IWC Da-Vinci vibes in the most spectacular way and we are seeing a resurgence of interest in that line, rightfully so. Don't hesitate to add this incredible watch to your collection.


The Brand

Dubey & Schaldenbrand is a renowned watchmaking brand that has a long and illustrious history dating back to 1946. The brand was founded by Georges Dubey and René Schaldenbrand in the picturesque town of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. From the outset, the brand was known for its bold and daring innovations in the industry. Their most celebrated contribution to watchmaking was the invention of the split-second chronograph, which revolutionised the way time was measured. This pioneering innovation allowed for the simultaneous measurement of two separate elapsed times using a single crown pusher and was patented in numerous countries, cementing the brand's reputation for innovation and excellence. Dubey & Schaldenbrand's expertise was incorporated into the Landeron base movement, making it more affordable and accessible to a wider audience. However, during the quartz revolution, the brand's fortunes took a turn for the worse, and it was forced to close its doors. In 1995, the brand was revived by Cinette Robert. She brought the company back to life by restoring movements she had collected during the 1970s and early 1980s that nobody wanted. These movements were carefully restored and hand-engraved by skilled craftsmen, and a limited number of timepieces were launched under the historic Dubey & Schaldenbrand brand. Cinette built the brand into a successful company with distributors in 50 countries. Cinette decided it was time to retire and pass on the business to a like-minded individual with the same passion for creating unique timepieces, luckily she had the perfect fit with Jonatan Gil, who like herself when she bought the brand is young and ambitious and has a technical eye for detail. The company was then sold to 22-year-old Jonatan Gil in 2009, with the backing of investors. Born and raised in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Jonatan has been surrounded by watches all his life. His grandfather was a stonesetter, and he trained as a computer scientist with a deep passion for horology. Jonatan is now moving the company back to its roots in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Dubey & Schaldenbrand remains an independent brand, dedicated to producing most of its components in-house to ensure the authenticity of "Swiss Made" craftsmanship. The brand's unwavering commitment to quality and innovation has earned them a reputation as avant-garde watchmakers. Their rich history and pioneering spirit continue to inspire the watchmaking industry to this day.