Exclusive Timepieces 7 December 2019 | Monaco LOT 191


Lebois Very Desirable and Large Chronograph Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 2508, With Charming and Rare Gilt Black Tachymetric and Telemetric Scales Dial and Bracelet

Estimate € 3,000 –⁠ 6,000

Sold € 5,850
Lot Description

Model: Chronograph
Material: yellow gold
Year: 1940s
Case N°: 2600
Movement type: Manual
Bracelet: yellow gold
Dimensions: 37 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement

The watch road is paved with potentially definable “minor” and often undervalued brands which, however, have been able to produce watches of the highest aesthetic and mechanical level. One of them is certainly Lebois & Co, which had origin in La Rasse in the Doubs, in 1857, thanks to Alphonse Dodane and his father-in-law François-Xavier Joubert with the name of Dodane. 11 days before Christmas 1934 Raymond Dodane, French by birth and third representative of the watchmaking family Dodane founded Lebois & Co as it is still known today with the aim of creating aesthetic and affordable Luxury Swiss timepieces. The present chronograph is one of the nicest creation of the French brand: realized in 18k yellow gold with snap on case back where are still very crisp the stamp of the gold and the case numbers, its conditions are still great with very sharp rectangular chronograph pushers. The bracelet is absolutely exceptional for its unusual shape and the dial as well is prestigious with its black color and gilt decorations of the multi scale, indexes and subcenters. Sporty and elegant at the same time, this watch is one of those hidden treasure of horology.