Dubois et Fils DBF008

written by YWH team 26 June 2023
Dubois et Fils DBF008

Quick specs Dubois et Fils DBF008
Price: Stainless steel: starting at € 7.450 | CHF 5’750 | $ 6,900 | approx. £ 6,500 / Gold plated: starting at € 9.650 | CHF 7’450 | $ 8,850 | approx. £ 8,300
Size: 39 mm
Reference: DBF008-XX

The Dubois et Fils DBF008 series gets some new dial colors. Which brings the total of different colors to choose from to 15. This is including different cases as well. As you can get them in steel, steel with gold plated or steel with DLC coating. Furthermore, they are all 39 millimeters. And each model is limited to either 11, 22 or 33 pieces.

There are two things about this classic looking dress watch that makes it special. The movement and the way you set the date. Let’s start with the movement. If you know Dubois et Fils a bit then you might know they use old movements for a couple of their models. For the Dubois et Fils DBF008 they use the Adolf Schild caliber AS-1985 from the 1960s. The movement is completely revised and serviced, and comes from a new old stock. So it runs just as smooth as a brand new one. With a power reserve of 42 hours.

You can choose your favorite number for the limited and numbered Dubois et Fils DBF008

Then the date. Normally you set the date by pulling out the crown in its first position. However, Dubois changed this to a date setting with a pusher. That pusher is integrated in the crown and the construction is able to withstand water. Sure, they could have kept the original date set method, but this one adds some extra spice to the time piece.

All the Dubois et Fils DBF008 models come on a leather strap, and they are not only limited but also numbered. So, if you order one you can choose your favorite number.

Technical data Dubois et Fils DBF008
Reference: DBF008-XX
A. Schild A.S. caliber AS-1985 (from the 1960s, revised an serviced) | Automatic | Diameter: 31 mm | Thickness: 5.25 mm | Frequency: 21,600 vph (3 Hz) | Jewels: 25 | Hours, minutes, seconds, date | Power reserve: 42 hours
Case and dial:
39 mm | 316L stainless steel or gold plated or DLC coated | Thickness: 11 mm | Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating | Plain, sun-ray or two-toned dial | Silvery Arabic numerals | Dauphine hour and minute hands | Crown with integrated date pusher | Transparent case back | Water resistance: 5 ATM / 5 bar / 50 meters / 165 feet
Leather strap with steel or golden folding buckle
Price Dubois et Fils DBF008:
Stainless steel: starting at € 7.450 | CHF 5’750 | $ 6,900 | approx. £ 6,500
Gold plated: starting at € 9.650 | CHF 7’450 | $ 8,850 | approx. £ 8,300

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