Dubey & Schaldenbrand
Dubey & Schaldenbrand began in 1946 when George Dubey, the professor of the prestigious school of watchmakers in La Chaux-de-Fonds, and Rene Schaldenbrand, a talented watchmaker began a collaboration which started the brand. Together they developed a new chronographic mechanism Index Mobile, which, subsequently became the standard of watchmaking. The brand grew and by 1950 had been producing men’s automatic chronographs by a record amount with 2,000 pieces. Their skill in watchmaking was ahead of its time as the Index Mobile movement had no rivals. The size and cost of the movement were much less than those being produced by other brands like Breitling or Patek Philippe and other industries took note such as sports and military. In the 1960s the brand continued to develop timepieces crafting high watches for women. The brand continued to grow until the quartz crisis occurred in the mid 1970s to 1980s. The company had to regroup and scale down making much of its revenue on their ability to repair pieces others could not. The company still produces timepieces today.