It’s hard to believe that 230 years have now passed since Philippe DuBois and his sons founded Philippe DuBois & Fils SA in Le Locle, the oldest Swiss watch factory. For more than two centuries, the company has continuously garnered attention through its visionary approach and exquisite products. Timeless elegance at its best.
Select watch designs from years past continue to be genuine eye-catchers. And, for the first time ever, DuBois vintage watches are very popular with numerous watch aficionados. DuBois has become a signature must have among luxury watch collectors and those who appreciate the attention to detail in fine luxury watches.
“For the occasion of our 230-year anniversary, every month this year, we will auction off a beautiful DuBois et fils vintage watch on our website,” said Thomas Steinemann, CEO of the Swiss heritage brand.
“The funds raised at auction from these 12 vintage watches will be donated to the company’s own social aid project, ‘DBF Social’ at the end of 2015,” he explained. The auction series will start with the watch model Aérienne N°2 with a pocket watch movement. The silver dial of this timepiece impresses with its different finely chased and color-coded zones. The classic indexes and Arabic numerals below the 12 o’clock marker were individually applied by hand. With the large date and the small seconds’ counter at 6 o’clock, the Aérienne N°2 discreetly reminds us of the exquisite watch models of the current DBF001 and DBF003 collection.
The auction of Aérienne N°2 ends on March 1, 2015, at 10 pm. For more, go to: www.duboisfils.ch
Philippe DuBois & Fils SA is Switzerland’s oldest maker of watches. Our watches have been available since 1785 under the name. 2013 was financed by a unique crowd funding project – a new collection of high-quality wristwatches with a very limited edition production. Almost 600 watch enthusiasts took advantage of the unique opportunity to become part of DuBois et fils. A professional team surrounding CEO Thomas Steinemann designs the luxury watch collection, with which the tradition of DuBois et fils is being carried on.