Dodane 1857, or the House of Dodane is a fifth generation watchmaking atelier. The workshop is based close to Suisse and German borders in Chatillon le Duc, France. The Dodane family produces artisanal mechanical chronographs, idealizing designs the family realized for the French military in the 1950′s. In fact, the original Type 21 models were also designed and produced as “Flybacks.” The specialized functionality of a “flyback” allows the operator to zero the seconds hand without resetting the running counter, allowing measure shorter time frames, while counting longer events simultaneously. A perfect watch for a pilot, to measure distance with speed and time. The modern edition of the Type 21 also features a Flyback. A Dubois Depraz flyback caliber is modified and customized to Dodane characteristics. The Stainless Steel cases are handfitted and high polished, featuring a sapphire display back. The choice to customize the dial to bezel combination is all on the user to decide. Dodane is happy to assemble the watch to order, for any lucky collector. Dials are available as Bi-Compax or Tri-Compax Style. One dial features a non-luminescent, Hi-Vis cockpit yellow printed dial. A great advantage for real pilots. However you choose, it’s bound to be a true, classic tool.
The latest models, the TYPE 23, are here!. The TYPE 23 features a new 42mm case that is completely different than the TYPE 21. We are currently offering the TYPE 23 as a “Standard” chronograph, Flyback Chronograph with display back, or Dodane’s newest …quartz based multi-function for aviators (ala the Brietling Aerospace or B&R BR03 “Type Aviation”). The Type 23 Chronographs are served as Bi-Compax, 2 register models in either the Flyback or Standard Chrono format.
Type 23 Quartz $2,450
Type 23 Automatic Chrono $3,550
Type 23 Flyback, solid back $3,950
Type 23 Flyback, display back $4,750
Type 21 Flyback with display back $5,750