Luxury watchmaker DuBois et fils revives memories of the golden age of auto racing by presenting the exclusive flyback chronograph DBF001-10, with a limited edition of 33 timepieces. Its striking colour combination is a reference to the legendary Gulf racing teams and the golden age of auto racing of the 60s/70s.
The DBF001-10 is waterproof up to 5 ATM and houses an automatic basic calibre 2892-DD44500 from the Swiss factory ETA SA. Supplemented with the Dubois-Dépraz module calibre 44500, the piece has a twin-disc large date and a chronograph mechanism with flyback function and stop times of up to 12 hours. The movement has 49 jewels and a power reserve of 44 hours.
The surface of the round, multi-piece case (41.5 mm) is comprised of matt brushed stainless steel 316L, which creates a nice contrast to the highly polished notched bezel. Beneath the scratch-proof, double-sided anti-reflective-coated sapphire glass is a black/blue and orange dial with guilloche hour circle. The tri-compax layout contains a small seconds counter as well as a 12-hour and 30-minute chronograph function at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock.
The shiny frame of the large date display below the noontime, the hand-applied Arabic numerals and the rhodium-plated hour and minute hand are additional noteworthy details of the stylish timepiece.
The dark blue, handcrafted calf leather strap with protective inlays made from rubber and orange stitching elegantly rounds off the striking design.