DuBois et fils DBF006

Introduced in 2019, the DuBois et fils DBF006 is equipped with a historic self-winding caliber produced by Felsa SA, which was integrated into the ETA movement factory in 1969.

Introduced in the 1940s, the Felsa Bidynator was the first automatic mechanical movement with a bidirectional winding mechanism. In 1942, Felsa SA patented this technology.

DuBois et fils sourced Felsa Bidynator 4007N calibers from a never used, historical stock. These movements were then completely dismantled, cleaned and reassembled. Featuring rhodium-plated or rose gold-plated finish, each movement of the DBF006 watch was regulated using the most modern production methods.

With a diameter of 11 ½ lignes (26 millimeters), Felsa Bidynator 4007N is precise and shockproof. It comes with a date window at 3 o’clock and has a power reserve of 44 hours.

The DuBois et fils DBF006 watch has a stainless steel case with polished and satin surfaces. It measures a diameter of 42 millimeters, a height of 12 millimeters. The top sapphire crystal glass is domed to provide a vintage styling. The screwed stainless steel case-back with sapphire crystal glass offers the view of the legendary Felsa Bidynator 4007N movement. The watch is water resistant to 50 meters.

DBF006 is available in three case versions: steel, dual-tone and gold PVD. Several dial color choices are also offered. Each version is limited to 11, 22, 33 or 99 pieces.

Each watch is individually numbered. The desired number can be selected in the DuBois et fils online shop.

The DuBois et fils DBF006 watches price range is 3,950 to 4,950 Swiss Francs. All watches come on a calfskin strap with protective rubber inserts and a stainless steel pin buckle.

Technical details

Movement
Caliber FELSA 4007 N automatic
Date at 3
Diameter: 11.5”’ / 26 mm
Height: 5.6 mm
Jewels: 25
Frequency: 18’000 A/H
Power reserve: 42 h
Finish: Polished and brushed (some models feature rose gold-plated movements)

Case
Stainless-steel 316L case, polished and brushed (models DBF006-01, DBF006-02, DBF006-06, DBF006-07, DBF006-08 and DBF006-11)
Stainless-steel 316L, 5 N rose gold plated case (models DBF006-12 and DBF006-13)
Stainless-steel 316L case with rose gold plated crown (models DBF006-03, DBF006-04, DBF006-05, DBF006-09 and DBF006-10)
Diameter: 42 mm
Case height: 12 mm
Diameter opening: 36 mm
Crystal front and back: box-shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflection treatment on both sides
Water-resistance: 5 ATM

Dials

  • DBF006-01: Silver dial with blued Logo, Polished steel indexes and skeletonized dauphine-shaped hour and minute hands in steel, Blue seconds hand.
  • DBF006-02: Blue dial with polished steel indexes, Skeletonized dauphine hands in steel for hour and minute, Steel seconds hand.
  • DBF006-03: Brown dial with rose gold logo, Polished and rose gold plated indexes, rose gold plated, Skeletonized and dauphine hands for hour and minutes, rose gold plated seconds hand.
  • DBF006-04: Blue dial with rose gold logo, Polished and rose gold plated indexes, Rose gold plated and skeletonized dauphine hands for hour and minute, Rose gold plated seconds hand.
  • DBF006-05: Green dial with rose gold logo, Polished and rose gold plated indexes, Rose gold plated and skeletonized dauphine hands for hour and minutes, Rose gold plated seconds hand.
  • DBF006-06: Copper colored dial with steel colored Logo, Polished steel indexes, Skeletonized Dauphine hands in steel.
  • DBF006-07: Metallic blue dial with steel colored logo, Polished steel indexes. Skeletonized Dauphine hands in steel.
  • DBF006-08: Green metallic dial with Logo steel colored, Polished steel indexes, Skeletonized Dauphine hands in steel.
  • DBF006-09: Black dial with Logo sticker in rose gold, Polished steel rose gold plated indexes, Skeletonized Dauphine hands in steel rose gold plated.
  • DBF006-10: Anthracite dial with Logo sticker in rose gold, Polished steel rose gold plated indexes, Skeletonized Dauphine hands in steel rose gold plated.
  • DBF006-11: Brown gradient dial, Polished steel indexes, Skeletonized Dauphine hands in steel.
  • DBF006-12: green dial with Logo sticker in rose gold, Polished steel rose gold plated indexes, Skeletonized Dauphine hands in steel rose gold plated.
  • DBF006-13: Brown dial with Logo sticker in rose gold, Polished steel rose gold plated indexes, Skeletonized Dauphine hands in steel rose gold plated

Strap
Calf leather strap with protective rubber lining
Buckle material: stainless steel 316L (polished and brushed or 5 N rose gold plated)

Edition
DBF006-01 & DBF006-02: Limited edition of 99 pieces each
DBF006-03: Limited edition of 33 pieces
DBF006-04: Limited edition of 22 pieces
DBF006-05, DBF006-06, DBF006-07, DBF006-08, DBF006-09, DBF006-10, DBF006-11, DBF006-12 & DBF006-13: Each model is limited to 11 pieces