Sunday, September 2, 2012

Dodane Tops the Field in Besançon

This just in from Dodane -
Courtesy of Duodena

The legendary accuracy of Dodane timepieces has been confirmed by the National Astronomical Observatory of Measuring Time of Besançon (FRANCE), borne out by the results of testing from 2006 to 2011. In fact, out of 200 total tests of which only 147 watches finished in the First Category of Chronometry since 2006, Dodane ranks first with 67 watches that have received this prestigious distinction.

In 2006, 2008 and 2010 Dodane achieved the first position in the examination process!  In the other years, the brand ranked among the top five brands. Overall, Dodane has achieved the highest rank in accuracy according to Thermal Variations and in Rate Resumption.

Courtesy of Duodena

A chronograph can be designated an "Observatory Chronometer" if it meets the strict standards of accuracy established by the Aover 15 consecutive days of testing that include testing in 5 positions and at different temperature settings. The uniqueness of this control lies in the fact that it applies only to a fully assembled watch unlike its Swiss counterpart, the COSC that merely tests  non-cased movements. When a watch passes the Observatory’s stringent tests, it becomes certified as an Observatory Chronometer and receives a Bulletin de Marche from the Observatory, confirming the performance of the movement in the actual watch itself.
Dodane’s high quality stems from years of demandingly precise production for the French Air Force where the tolerance for failure is zero.  Every Dodane piece is a chronometer grade chronograph ready for the rigors of professional grade use.  Dodane is one of the only brands today entrusted to produce exclusive chronographs not only for the unwavering standards of the military, but discerning watch enthusiasts and collectors around the world. 

The Type 23 is Available in 2 Versions –
Automatic Flyback & Automatic

Case: 316L stainless steel, 42.5 mm in diameter, height 13.9 mm
Water resistant: 10 ATM/bars (100m/330ft)
Antireflective sapphire crystal

Case Back: 
Automatic Flyback Chronograph available in 2 versions –
Display case back with anti reflective sapphire crystal
Solid case back allowing for engraving

Automatic Chronograph
Solid case back allowing for engraving

Bezel: Unidirectional ratcheting bezel
Available in 3 options
Black anodized
SS Brushed with inversed graduation
SS Polished

Dial: Available in 2 versions –
Black with white numerals
Black with yellow numerals (available in December 2012)
Hands and dial indexes treated with SuperLuminova®

Available in 2 options

Automatic Flyback Chronograph                         
·          Automatic Chronograph Flyback Dubois Depraz: 42030
·         Caliber dimensions: diameter 30mm (or 13 1/4 line);  thickness: 6,5mm
·         Swiss Made
·         45 jewels
·        Chronometer Regulated
·       42-hour Power Reserve
·       Frequency 28,800 alt/h (4Hz)
·       1/5th second chronograph                            

Automatic Chronograph
·         Automatic Chronograph Dubois Depraz: 2030
      Caliber dimensions: diameter 30mm (or 13 1/4 line); thickness: 6,5mm
·         Swiss Made
·         45 rubies
·        Chronometer Regulated
·        42-hour Power Reserve
·       Frequency 28,800 alt/h (4Hz)
·       1/5th second chronograph

Straps:            Several options available
Stainless Steel Bracelet                                                                                                       
Rubber strap - Double folding buckle
Black or brown genuine alligator skin strap - Double folding buckle
Black or brown calf skin strap- Double folding buckle
NATO strap

Chronograph Automatic flyback fine finish with display case back: $4,750
Chronograph Automatic flyback solid back: $4,500
Chronograph Automatic non-flyback with solid case back: $3,550

Anticipated Delivery: 08.2012

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