Presented in iconic British Racing Green, the newest timepiece from DuBois et fils is as comfortable on the track as it is in the boardroom.
You could be forgiven for not knowing that the iconic green hue adopted by British racing heritage has its origins in the Gordon Bennett Cup, when Count Eliot Zborowski, father of racing legend Louis Zborowski, suggested each national team adopt its own unique colour. As a mark of respect to the Irish hosts of the 1903 race, the English team adopted a shamrock green now synonymous with British racing pedigree.
In homage to that tradition, Swiss watchmaker DuBois et fils has created the limited edition DBF003-07. With only 99 pieces available, this eye-catching and utterly masculine three-hand self-winding timepiece boasts a multi-part 40mm case with a two-disc large date and a small seconds counter made from brushed and polished stainless steel.
The double-sided anti-reflective sapphire glass lends the high-gloss green painted dial with hand appliqued numerals and indices a remarkable optical depth. The piece is powered by an automatic basic calibre 2892-A2 from the Swiss mechanism manufacturer ETA SA.
In addition to the intricate decorative finish, the distinctively ornamented and nickel-plated DuBois rotor shows the special attention given to detail by the oldest Swiss watch factory. The large date and the small black coloured
seconds counter are realised with the module DD14000 from the special workshop of Dubois-Dépraz. This increases the number of jewels for the entire mechanism to 26 rubies.
Waterproof up to five atmospheres, this is a timepiece as home on the track as it is on the cocktail circuit.
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