In 2005, the fifth generation of the Dodane's decided to re-issue the TYPE 21 in order to restore the brand DODANE 1857 and perpetuate the family's know-how. Now, in 2012, they have released the Type 23, of which more below.
The accuracy of Dodane timepieces has been borne out by the results of exhaustive testing from 2006 to 2011. In fact, in 2006, 2008 and 2010, Dodane achieved the first position in tests conducted by the National Astronomical Observatory of Measuring Time of Besançon (France). In the other years, the brand ranked among the top five brands.
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.
A chronograph can be designated an "Observatory Chronometer" if it meets the strict standards of accuracy established by carrying over 15 consecutive days of testing that include testing in 5 positions and at different temperature settings.
Dodane's excellent quality stems from years of precise production for the French Air Force where the tolerance for failure is zero. Whether used by military or civilian pilots, they are acknowledged by professionals to be irreplaceable instruments, as a result of their extreme reliability.
Dodane Type 23
The watch runs on an automatic mechanical chronograph movement with flyback module produced by Dubois Depraz, who also supply to the likes of Audmars Piguet, Breitling, and Jaeger-leCoultre and Omega, so you can hardly complain about the company you are keeping.
Mounted on a beefy black leather strap, the watch retails at a finely judged $4,750.00
Related link: www.dodane1857.fr
Article by Michael West for Watchuseek (c)