Timezone Features June 5, 2014 Timezone Feature
Live Photos: Introducing the Dubey & Schaldenbrand Structure
For 2014, the independent boutique brand Dubey & Schaldenbrand provides TimeZone with an exclusive look at its new “Structure” chronograph with complete calendar and moon phase. The day and month windows are located inside the 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock, the moon phase is located inside the 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, and a central hand indicates the date around the dial.
The timepiece updates Dubey’s signature tonneau case by combining art deco elements on the dial with a modern aesthetic and sleek new case. The curved tonneau case is made of 316L stainless steel and measures 37mm x 52mm. The asymmetrical chronograph pushers are comfortable and responsive. The hands and multilayered dial are generously treated with Super-Luminova between the hour markers for optimal legibility both day and night. The solid case back is engraved with the timepiece’s technical features. Inside is a Valjoux 7751 automatic chronograph calendar movement.
Structure not only reflects Dubey’s new design aesthetic, it is also the first timepiece with Dubey’s new logo. The graphic logo incorporates the name “Schaldenbrand” as an underline with an emphasis on “Dubey”. The new logo is part of Dubey’s new branding campaign that will launch in a few months.
For its debut, Structure is available in two dial colours, Miami Blue and Anthracite Grey. Both timepieces are fitted with a water-resistant textile strap with rubber backing. Retail for this stylish timepiece is $8,500.
Structure with Miami Blue & Anthracite Grey dials
Structure with Miami Blue dial
Bead blasted crown with a polished Dubey logo at its center
Curved tonneau case with a curved sapphire crystal
Introducing the new Dubey logo
The hands and dial are generously treated with Super-Luminova