Dubois et Fils: DBF-CAL-100
This company was founded just over 228 years ago, in 1785. The new caliber is based off of the Revue Thommen Caliber. They used it as a design for their movement because they were familiar with it, so they knew what they were getting into. The one really strange thing about the movement is the beat rate. It runs at 19,800 BPH, which means it beats 5.5 times a second. Apparently, this won't affect the accuracy because it is supposed to be within -0/+10 seconds a day. It has a power reserve of 42 hours or 1.75 days. The size is very similar to that of other movements with a size of 11.5''' (lignes, how people measure the diameter of movements). It is quite thin, at only 5.9mm and it has plenty of jewels, with 27. The three-hand movement will be available in May of this year. According to Thomas Steinemann, the CEO of Dubois, improvements are already underway. These include an increased power reserve and a number of other unmentioned changes. This is the first big step for this company who will continue to improve in the future.
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