A MAISON DODANE has accompanied all the great aerial adventures of the 20th century and continues to equip thousands of civilian and military pilots.
Specialist in civil and military on-board chronometric instruments, the DODANE1857 house in La Rasse, at the bottom of the Doubs gorges. This renaissance, in complete independence, today constitutes a real challenge.
At the beginning of the century, Alphonse DODANE was already convinced that the conquest of the air would be just as important as that of the road. He thus gave Maison DODANE its very particular character by orienting its traditional watchmaking activity towards the production of chronometric equipment equipping French combat aircraft.
Each of the following generations has distinguished itself in the innovation making Maison DODANE one of the oldest NATO approved suppliers. We can, among others, cite the development of altimetric chronographs allowing paratroopers the night jump with delayed opening, counters to the 100th of a second intended for the control of ejection seats used by the Aerospace industry, wrist watches fitted to pilots. or even many on-board chronometers.
DODANE has rare watchmaking know-how and knowledge, assets for a French family business which remains the integral masterpiece of its creations. DODANE watches are entirely designed in France with respect for centuries-old watchmaking traditions and all the parts that compose them come from the largest Swiss or French manufacturers.