t is symbolically the year of the 50th anniversary of the Chronomatic/Calibre 11, developed by Dubois Dépraz and unveiled in 1969 by three major watch brands, that the Vallée de Joux manufacture presents its first integrated chronograph.
The 118-year-old independent company - still in family hands - has equipped the DD 540 calibre with a three-day power reserve. This column-wheel manufacture movement indicates the measured time using a seconds hand in the centre and two concentric hands (hours/minutes) on a single counter.
- The integrated chronograph calibre DD 540
With its many years of experience in this field, Dubois Dépraz also announces a new additional mechanism with an annual calendar, all in sobriety, with only the date and the name of the month as indications. Built on the basis of an ETA or Sellita movement, this complication can also be adapted to manufacture movements on demand.
- Annual calendar module DD 6000
Integrated calibre with column wheel, lateral clutch, automatic winding, 28,800 Al/H, 51 jewels, diameter 32.0 mm, thickness 6.60 mm. Functions: Hours/Minutes/Seconds, chronograph with concentric 12-hour/60-minute counter, Flyback function, power reserve indicator (72 hours), instant date window.
2 available diameters (30.0 or 32.0 mm), thickness 4.90 mm (with ETA 2892A2/Sellita SW 300 base), date window, month indicator through window or hand.
For more information, visit the EPHJ professional fair, from 18 to 21 June 2019 in Palexpo Geneva. Europa Star will be present on its booth, as will Dubois Dépraz with its new products.