This men’s Dubey & Schaldenbrand Gran Chrono Astro, model No. 283, is a pre-owned timepiece. Photos of the actual watch show that it is in good condition, but shows minor wear on the case and strap. However, our polishing will limit the visibility of these signs of use. The watch is fully functional, and guaranteed 100% authentic.
The 18k yellow gold case and bezel contain a textured black dial, with a number of interesting features: At 12 o' clock sits a 30 minute counter sub-dial, the day and month within it; a 12 hour moon phase dial is at 6 o' clock; and the date is indicated in the outer rim of the dial.
An automatic movement controls the luminescent, gold toned hands that show the hour, minute, seconds, and date. The hour markers are highlighted in the square of white tick marks in the dial. The skeleton window in back views the marvelous movement.
The black leather strap fits a wrist up to 9 inches, and uses a yellow gold tang clasp. The case measures 38mm wide without the crown, 50mm long with the lugs, and 15mm thick. The total weight of the watch is 138g.
While Dubey & Schaldenbrand has always been a well respected company, it was recently reintroduced to the greater community of luxury watch enthusiasts, many of whom seek out traditional watches with modern twists. With a new, entrepreneurial perspective, the company has once again established a fascinating collection of watches that deserve to be placed among the most creative of their generation.