DC1 – THE FIRST 8

The 1740 – “The First 8”, is the first model David Candaux released with a watch bearing his name and for a starter has 3 patents and 8 design registrations.

Watchmaker since 2 decades, he started his career at Jaeger-LeCoultre later as engineer and movement developer for other brands such as  MB&F’s HM6 tourbillon.

Advised by the master Philippe Dufour to start his own brand, the 1740 (name inspired by the first registered presence of a watchmaker in the Vallée de Joux) was released in 2017.

All hand made with exceptional finishing, the tourbillon “bi-plan” is 30-degree inclined and to ensure constant chronometry, when the power reserve indicator falls below a certain level, the movement automatically stops.

A lot of offer were put into movement decoration, David plays with the angles like a maestro, the bridges are not all uniform and flat but are cascading with “Côtes du Solliat” finishing, a type of stripes designed by David Candaux.

The secret crown is retractable, hidden at 6 o’clock, it is unlocked by pressing on it with 3 positions, Neutral-Reset-Winding and by itself requires 31 separate parts.

Materials : Steel Case | Glare-proofed Sapphire, Crystal and Caseback.
Movement : Handmade movement with 287 Components. Inclined manual-winding, tourbillon, bi-plan flying tourbillon in titanium, 3 degrees inclined cage. Balance wheel inclined 30 degrees in the cage.
Frequency : Frequency: 21,600 rotations per hour (3Hz). Gear wheel, wheels, and bridges inclined at 3 degrees.
The Magic Crown : 31 Components, double patented system. In order to preserve the harmonious design, there is no visible crown. The Magic Crown is protected from shocks and gives extra wearing comfort.
Manual Winding : 55 "chronometric" Power Reserve Chronometry certified, it guarantees a power supply of 55 hours, indicated by a gauge at 12 o'clock, and which camshaft is being patented*
Power Reserve : 55 Hours, double barrel system. NUMBER OF JEWELS 47 jewels with polished sink and gold chatons.
Extras : Waterproof 30 Meters.
Warranty : 10 Years*