Dubey & Schaldenbrand Split-Seconds Chronograph

Up for grabs; a New Old Stock / Mint condition split-seconds chronograph from Dubey & Schaldenbrand from the 1970s. Rare to find a 50 year old timepiece in this absolutely marvelous condition. Scroll down to read more about this.



A split-second chronograph has two chronograph second hands which run together, the upper hand on top of the lower. When the user wants to check an interval time, s/he depresses a button, resulting in one of the second hands stopping (to mark the interval time) as the other hand continues to run. After a reading or interval measurement has been made, the user depresses the button again, which results in the hand that had been stopped catching up with the hand that has been running continuously so that they again run simultaneously on top of each other. The ‘catch up’ is where the term ‘rattrapante’, which is often used for split second chronographs, comes from – the French for ‘catch up’ or ‘recover’ is ‘rattraper’.

Elegant gold/steel case with fancy bull-horn lugs and a silver sun-burst dial with applied golden hour markers.
Stainless steel snap back case and suede leather strap.

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Dubey & Schaldenbrand




Gold / Steel


Hand Wound