Dodane manufactory wasfounded in 1857 and rapidly
where Raymond Dodane carried on the traditions of
complex watch fabrication.
Company and produced up to 100,000 watches, distributed on all five continents.
The House of Dodane was the only French company to have been
certified for the fabrication of altimetric chronographs permitting
parachutists to do night jumps withdelayed openings.
The Companyalso created the 1/100th second timer for the control of the ejection seats used by Aerospatiale.
Associated with their historical partners, Laurent and Cédric Dodane, the fifth generation, is rapidly repositioning itself in the niche markets left vacant.
Ensuring the continuity of the former entity for the maintenance and sale of military on-board chronographs, the company quickly became a NATO-referenced supplier again. Drawing on its family know-how, the company subsequently launched the design of a wristwatch based on a legendary chronograph: the TYPE 21.
Used by civilian and military pilots, TYPES 211, 21 and 23 are recognized as irreplaceable instruments due to their reliability.
Cédric Dodane and all the family members who make up the company want above all to design authentic timekeepers intended for the most passionate.
The perpetual search for perfection is the driving force behind the passion of the Dodanes who attempt, in complete independence, to perpetuate five generations of watchmaking know-how.
Dodane 1857 is an independent craft company within the same family. The privileged relationships that are sometimes complete with co-contractors from Franc-Comtois and Switzerland allow the company to personalize all of its models.
Cédric Dodane thus confirms his commitment to enhancing the French watchmaking heritage by highlighting Made In France throughout his range.
In 2007, Maison DODANE 1857 supported the Armor Aéro Passion Association and from 2009, with the fourth reissue of the legendary TYPE 21 chronograph, it was equipping the pilots of the CARTOUCHE DORE, acrobatic patrol of the Air Force, then the ALPHAJET SOLODISPLAY presenter pilots.
In 2010, La Maison Dodane was approached by the French Air Force, via SIRPA, along with several other brands to offer a dedicated watch that would be a form of corporate object, recreating the mythical symbol of belonging that was TYPE 21.
After having equipped 750 members of the Air Force with the dedicated TYPE 23, Maison DODANE is offering a civilian version of this military chronograph, which has already been tested in airspace.