Swiss watch brand DuBois et fils presents DBF003, its latest watch collection with a purist design. The form of the 3-hand self-winding watch subtly reminds one of the DBF001, yet with its refined purist design it is convincing as its own model with a clear statement. By concentrating on the essential – no calendar, no intricacies, only a dial, two hands and a small seconds counter – a perfect unity is created, which allows the true greatness of the watch model that is limited to 99 editions to be seen.
The DBF003 collection includes two ladies’ and 3 men’s models in various designs and with different case diameters (36 mm and 40 mm). The round multi-part case made from stainless steel 316L is waterproof up to 5 ATM and comprised of different elements with polished and matte surfaces. The scratch-proof, double side anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal base offers a glimpse of the calibre DBF-CAL-100, the first in-house mechanism in the history of the Swiss heritage brand.
The new DBF-CAL-100 automatic movement is based on a Revue Thommen Caliber. The original parts were partially replaced; revised, ennobled and minor technical improvements were carried out on the mechanism. With greatly skilled workmanship, an in-house mechanism has been created that is no longer comparable to its predecessor. The interplay of the prevailing anthracite colour with the ennobled parts gives the mechanism its distinctive character. The DBF-CAL-100 automatic movement offers a power reserve of 42 hours.
Defining style and design elements of the successful DBF001 line, such as the guilloche dial, were thereby partially reinterpreted and transferred to the DBF003. Appliqued Arabic numerals perfectly contrast the guilloche or lacquered dial in silver, black, white or dark blue. Handmade wristbands made from the finest calf leather or satin in various colours and a 9-link band made from high-quality stainless steel 316L with a pressure snap flip-lock round off the stylish appearance of the DBF003.
The new DBF-CAL-100 automatic movement was created based on a Revue Thommen Caliber. The original parts were partially replaced; revised, ennobled and minor technical improvements were carried out on the mechanism.
Diameter: 25.60 mm (11 ½)
Height: 5.90 mm
Individual parts: 149
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 19,800 A/h
Tolerance: -0 / +10 seconds per day