When I previously put on the DuBois et fils DBF005 (explicitly the DBF005-02), the words that quickly sprang to my brain were essentially, “Nice watch.” For some time now, I’ve been peering toward this reappearing brand from a far distance with some interest. DuBois professes to be initially established in 1785, which would make it the most seasoned watch make in Switzerland, however I have an inclination that a few brands may discover that guarantee to be somewhat questionable. In any case, it as of late “came back” in 2012. The brand offers a huge number of attractive, customary looking Swiss watches alongside a scope of commitment openings on their site that give off an impression of being an appearance of the “let’s see what works” attitude, which is normally missing from the commonly traditionalist Swiss watch industry.

What do I mean by that? Online business is the perfect start for DuBois et fils. Through their site you can purchase watches, pre-request watches, lease watches, and even purchase partakes in the company. Truly, at the hour of composing, you can exploit a “special offer” to buy 99 portions of DuBois et fils for 500 Swiss Francs. For what reason may you need partakes in the company? That’s difficult to state—I guess you could trade out your offers one day if the company was ever sold, however it’s plainly a creative path for the company raise capital. I’m not completely sure if straightforwardly selling shares like Dubois et fils is doing is legitimate in all nations, yet that’s a minor issue.


If you do decide to buy 99 offers, you likewise get a couple of incidental advantages, remembering a long term guarantee for watches bought and a free watch administration (yet just in the year 2022).

DuBois et fils, from a plan point of view, is about exemplary look curation. As such, these watches are for individuals who need something comfortable however with a smidgen of a contort. This is a significant highlight make since I every now and again get into conversations with energetic watch darlings who will in general fall either on “I need something familiar” or “I need something that I’ve never seen before.” Many watch sweethearts appear to have tastes that fall pretty much straightforwardly on one side the range. An apparently modest number of watch gatherers seem, by all accounts, to be similarly liberal to both genuinely unique plans just as suffering classics.

As I referenced, DuBois et fils falls into the plan classification of “that looks like something I’ve seen previously, however maybe not actually like that.” The DBF005-02 (I truly think their items need hotter names) is a vintage-themed energetic chronograph that pulls motivation from a scope of exemplary plans. This specific rendition (restricted to only 33 pieces) offers an excited “white” dial with dim differentiating sub-dials. The red-shaded chronograph seconds hand fits in flawlessly given the theme.


DuBois et fils right now has five primary assortments (DBF001, DBF002,… DBF005), with unmistakable shading varieties under every assortment. There are five varieties of the DBF005 assortment, which incorporates this DBF005-02. The various tones truly cause the watches to seem unmistakable from each other. As of now, most are sold out, however on the off chance that you do buy an accessible watch, you can choose from accessible restricted release numbers, (for example, 22 of 33, for example).

Where DuBois et fils succeeds isn’t in the innovation, yet in the details. At 42.5mm wide and generally 13mm thick in cleaned steel, the DBF005 wears comfortably. Because of the somewhat squat legs, the haul to-carry distance is a moderately unobtrusive 45mm. As I would see it, that makes the DBF005 proper for most wrists.

Attached to the watch is a dark calfskin tie that has a popular look with the twofold over-sewing close to where the lashes interface with the hauls. In spite of an apparently wonderful appearance, the lash was excessively hardened, so it likely requirements a long wear-in period. Since my wrists are likewise on the more modest size, I found the tie all in all too long. I figure this watch would look extraordinary on a coordinating steel bracelet also. My recommendation is that anybody getting one of these watches ought to emphatically consider getting an alternate lash. My decision would be a dull dark gator lash to coordinate the shade of the chronograph sub-dials. Note that the lash is 22mm wide where it appends at the drags and tightens to 18mm wide at the buckle.

Water-impervious to 50m, the case has a case style AR-covered sapphire gem over the dial just as another on the back where the development can be noticed. Little details, for example, the finishing on the chronograph pushers and the general nature of the dial makes a watch like this stick out. Furthermore, it ought to, given the cost. The DBF005 is positively not cosmically high in its cost, but rather considering it’s from a brand with next to no name acknowledgment, it unquestionably is on the better quality. In a period like our own, where there is generally low customer certainty, when a watch gets to the Rolex or Omega value focuses, not many individuals are eager to purchase something that’s not from a trusted and notable brand. Practically no watch lover can possess all the watches they need, so picking the following watch is consistently a test and a shuffle of priorities.

Inside the DuBois et fils DBF005 is a fairly nice development that they fortunately don’t attempt to rename. The development is a base Swiss ETA 2892-2 programmed with a chronograph/large date module on it from Dubois Depraz (known as the module type DD4500). This 4Hz (28,800 bph) development has 42 hours of intensity save and a custom DuBois et fils rotor. It’s modestly brightened and suitable for the watch. The capacities incorporate the time, 12-hour chronograph, just as a welcome enormous date pointer. Somely, the DBF005 watch is for individuals who need an Omega Speedmaster however with a major date complication. I end up preferring the style of the enormous date pointer window—on occasion, this component can look off-kilter, yet DuBois et fils planned it very nicely.


Another brilliant proceed onward the dial is that the solitary cleaned components are the applied hour markers. The remainder of the dial is generally matte-completed, which builds clarity a lot. The slight hands and high-differentiating shades of the sub-dials assist intelligibility with welling. This specific DBF005-02 model has some unmistakable components, for example, the dark hued lume, white hands, and by and large shading plan. It feels sufficiently not quite the same as the remainder of comparable looking watches to be outwardly intriguing, however you may need to take a gander at it cautiously enough to truly tell.

If we take a gander at the case profile, the DFB005 kind of looks like an Omega Speedmaster, principally on the grounds that the bezel is more extensive than the case itself. The bezel has an aluminum embed with a tachymeter scale on it, which is presumably the most “Speedmaster-esque” component on the whole watch. The nature of the bezel embed is decent, despite the fact that most present day watches utilize fired rather than aluminum. Thus, notwithstanding, the bezel gives the watch a semi-retro lively look.

The DuBois et fils DBF005 doesn’t imitate a particular watch plan out there (that I am aware of), however it by the by looks for the “familiar old game watch” vibe that numerous watch darlings are looking for nowadays. The brand ought to be lauded for attempting to blend the old and the new in the two its plans and strategic approaches. A portion of the peculiarities of the brand may be mistaking for those meeting the site unexpectedly, however accordingly, the brand feels more invigorated and dynamic than by far most of other companies.


For those looking for a vintage watch insight through the perspective of an advanced brand, DuBois et fils merits looking at. The DuBois et fils DFB005-2 is restricted to 33 pieces, and the cost is 7,850 CHF. duboisfils.ch

Necessary Data

>Brand: DuBois et fils

>Model: DFB005-02

>Price: 7,850 Swiss Francs

>Size: 42.5mm wide

>Would commentator by and by wear it: Yes.

>Friend we’d recommend it to first: Classic sport watch sweetheart looking for something natural and needing to help a “new age” Swiss watch creator utilizing some genuine history.

>Best normal for watch: Spirited search for somebody inspired by a retro lively chronograph that has a recognizable and attractive look. Gorgeous, clear dial and pleasant decision of development. A variety of shadings and really low creation per watch.

>Worst normal for watch: Price is on the higher side. Tie probably won’t be the most ideal decision for all proprietors. Case completing is acceptable, however could be somewhat better at this cost point.

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