The new Dubey & Schaldenbrand Grand Dome DT automatic chronograph watch comes in a signature tonneau-shaped case and features an interesting (at least, not very customary) dial layout with four vertically aligned interlacing circles.
While chronographs with linear alignment of their sub-dials are not particularly uncommon, one can rarely see the layout combined with other indicators.
As you can see on the picture, in this case each chronograph sub-dial is combined with some other function regarding the timekeeper’s full calendar complication.
For example, the minute counter at 12 o’clock comes together with the day of week and month apertures.
The hour counter at 6 o’clock is united with the moonphase indicator.
And the central seconds hand stays on the same axis with the hour and minute hands and the date display.
The whole setup is placed on a background of checkered guilloche and sunray satin finish. The 3D-rendering of the watch that we can see here is done not very well, but in real life the model must look quite appealing.
As to the technical side, the watch is powered by the well-known ETA Valjoux 7751 chronograph movement. While not very unique, the robust and easily serviceable movement brings you something that most of us really want: the good feeling of security.
Photos: Dubey & Schaldenbrand
Dubey & Schaldenbrand Grand Dome DT automatic chronograph watch specification
Movement: Automatic, ETA Valjoux 7751, 25 jewels, 28,800 vph, Swiss Made
Movement decoration: Branded rotor
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, day of week, chronograph, moonphase
Power reserve: 48 hours
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: Stainless steel
Case shape: Tonneau
Bezel shape: Tonneau
Case size: 37.00 mm x 52.00 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: N/A
Water resistance: 50 meters
Strap: Black alligator leather with folding clasp
Crystal: Sapphire, convex, antireflective
Case back: Sapphire