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DBF008-02 Swiss craftsmanship

39 mm

Caliber AS-1985 from the 1960s
Original historical movement A. Schild SA
Limited edition 11 pcs only
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CHF 6’750.00 incl. VAT
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A Revival: forgotten craftsmanship

The DBF008 automatic movement is a jewel from the 1960s. We found it, along with other vintage relics of the Swiss watch industry, in the attic of a couple of dedicated collectors.

The movements from that era are not only reliable, but robust. Thanks to old craftmanship, the DBF008 is equipped with a historic movement that was made in Switzerland and ticks at the highest level. The case withstands the high demands on the watch and complements the movement perfectly.

Our team researched and reactivated an age-old technique for the production of the DBF008: the earliest technique for assembling case parts of a watch. The result was a timepiece you can rely on. High-quality Swiss craftsmanship lives on not only in books, but also on your wrist — with the DBF008.

Technical Details

Case, Dial and Hands

  • Material case: stainless-steel 316L with DLC coating, polished and brushed
  • Horns soldered
  • Case diameter: 39 mm
  • Case thickness: 11 mm incl. glass
  • Crown with integrated pusher
  • Case back with screws
  • Diameter opening front side: 35.6 mm
  • Crystal front/back sapphire crystal with anti-reflection treatment on both sides
  • Water-resistance: 5 ATM
  • Dial: black with 12 arabic numbers
  • Dauphine hands


  • Calibre AS-1985 automatic
  • Manufacturer: Adolf Schild SA movement factory
  • Original historical movement from 60s – first use
  • New Old Stock, complete serviced and controlled
  • Date at 3
  • Crown with integrated pusher for fast date adjustment
  • Calibre: 13.75''', diameter 31.0 mm
  • Height: 5.25 mm
  • Stones: 25
  • Frequency: 21’600 A/H
  • Power reserve: 42 h


  • Hour, minutes and second hands centered
  • Date positioned at 3
  • Crown with pusher for fast date adjustment

Strap and Buckle

  • Strap: black leather
  • Buckle material: stainless steel 316L coated with DLC, polished and brushed

Instruction Manual



A highly important part of the DBF008 is the crown. Once installed, it not only rounds off the picture of the watch visually, but is also an irreplaceable technical component. Especially with the DBF008: each movement is equipped with a crown featuring a push button. This allows the date to be adjusted by simply pressing the crown.


Although the diameter of the DBF008 is reduced to 39mm, the new DuBois watch has a large-looking face. To create this effect, we use an old technique: the case of the watch is assembled from the bottom up. This involves pressing the bezel onto the watch from the top-side and attaching it via a snap-fit. The domed box sapphire crystal extends quite far outwards and is framed by a fine rim.

DBF008 von vorne, im Uhrenatelier


Beneath the aesthetically and beautifully domed and rounded box sapphire crystal lies not only the dial, but also the movement of the DBF008.

The movement is inserted from the top before the rest of the elements follow. The screws, hands and the crown are extremely small and filigree. Only when all the individual parts are precisely assembled with each other does the watch run. This is a craft that requires an exceptionally high level of intuition and sensitivity.

Mit viel Fingerspitzengefühl: Jeder Produktionsschritt erfordert exaktes Arbeiten


We combine old knowledge with new ideas — including with the DBF008. The "corns", also known as "horns", are the connecting elements between the case and the watchband. These elements are first polished and only then do we solder them onto the satin-finished area of ​​the housing.

Soldering was once used to attach the hinges of a pocket watch. Today, this watch technic is still being used for precious metals. However, the process is complex and expensive.

Eingebautes Uhrwerk AS-1985 in Gehäuse DBF008

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