DODANE manufactory was founded in 1857 and rapidly became known in the world of watchmaking for its research ethos and for the interest of its ancestors in aviation.
In 2005, the fifth generation of the Dodanes decided to re-issue the TYPE 21 in order to restore the brand DODANE 1857 and perpetuating family know-how.
Specialist in chronometric instruments of navigation for military and civil aviation, DODANE 1857 re-issues the TYPE 21, the famous chronograph watch provided to the pilots of Franch Airforce from the sixties.
The Type 21 is the symbol of precision watchmaking craftmanship in service to the armed forces. Full-fledged navigational instruments, these chronographs were designed on the basis of draconian specifications from the Ministry of Defence.
The technical quality of the TYPE 21, combined with its reliability, have made it a truly renowned timepiece.
The distinctive features of the watch provide a refined, authentic style, perfectly preserving the line and personality of the original watch that was the pride of generations of pilots.
This personalized limited edition is assembled in the Swiss Jura region, respecting age-old watchmaking traditions. The uniqueness of your watch is guaranteed when it is listed in the special register maintaned by the Company; from this moment on, it is a collector's item.
The intrinsic qualities of the TYPE 21 movement enable us to offer, at special request, to have your watch certified as a chronometric instrument by an official observatory of time measurement and verification.
Whether used by military or civilian pilots, they are acknowledged by professionals to be irreplaceable instruments, as a result of their extreme reliability.
More about Dodane and the new Type 21: Article in the La Cote des Montres Magazine