A Special Movement
An heirloom Dress watch
Classic Is Forever
The Swiss automatic mechanical movement makes for an extremely reliable watch, as well as a very slim design (10.6mm thin).
Thermal treated blue hands, genuine sapphire flat crystal with 6 layers of anti-reflective coating, highly polished stepped bezel, and a unique linen textured dial all make for a truly special piece.
Dark Haze | Dark Fume
A GMT Watch For the Different
The ultimate two-time zone GMT watch. 200m/656ft/20ATM rated, highly legible with SuperLumiNova numerals for stunning clarity, and a 42mm, brushed 316L PVD stainless steel case with polished accents round out the classic design. The remaining City Limits are offered in two dial color options- Haze (blue) and Fume (a gradient black).
The watch ships on a super comfortable, custom silicone strap, and a unique gaucho lether band.
see how your watch is made
My Austin Workshop
Preparing the components
All components are carefully inspected to ensure quality. The case, bezel, hands, movement and dial are all examined under amplification before assembly begins.
The dial is carefully placed and secured, ensuring the feet are fastened and all dust particles are removed.
Aligning the handset
Proper alignment of the handset is critical. Not just for time only movements, but ensuring the date change occurs +/- 5 minutes to midnight for date timepieces, means a satisfying flip of the date at the proper time.
Quality and Tolerance Checks
Once the dial/movement is cased, all tolerances are checked to ensure function and proper alignment. The seals are lubricated with high performance silicone grease, each case back is torqued appropriately to maintain water integrity, and then the water resistance is checked per the rating of each piece.
Each and every DuFrane watch is carefully checked and regulated to +/- 8 seconds per day. Although, I typically time each piece to between -2 to +3 seconds per day (even though this is not guaranteed). I strive to ensure these watches perform!