Milestones

1720
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Moise DuBois takes over his father’s textile trading company.
 

1743

Moise DuBois begins trade in pocket watches.
 

1751

Moise DuBois begins to produce watches.

1760

Mois’ children, Philippe and Isabeau, take over the company, which is then renamed to Philippe DuBois & Soeur.

1785

Philippe’s son joins the company, which is then renamed to Philippe DuBois & Fils.
 

1798

During the first 55 years, the company sold more than 110,000 pocket watches.
 

1804

Philippe DuBois & Fils starts distribution in the USA.
 

1844

The company has offices in Switzerland, Amsterdam and Frankfurt.
 

1910

DuBois et fils begins to produce wrist watches.
 

1931

Launch of a special watch with a unique automatic winding system called ‘Autorist’.
 

1950

The decision to focus on limited edition watches is made.
 

2010

Thomas Steinemann – a dedicated watch manager and collector – becomes the new owner of Philippe DuBois & Fils SA.

2012

As the first luxury watch brand in the industry, DuBois et fils starts an equity-based crowd funding campaign. 

2013

Within 5 months, a total of 587 people from 21 countries invest CHF 1.5M in DuBois et fils shares.

2013

Launch of the new DBF collection. In line with the credo ‘Luxury is: to be one of a few’, all DuBois et fils watch editions are limited to a maximum of 99 timepieces per model.

2014

Creation and presentation of a pioneering distribution concept for the luxury segment of the watch industry.

2015

230th anniversary of the oldest Swiss watch factory.