Based in La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland, Dubay & Schaldenbrand was incorporated by Georges Dubey and René Schaldenbrand, the inventors of the split-second chronograph. Considered by many watchmakers the most difficult complication to produce (much less master) D&F made a name for itself in post-war Europe making high quality automatic and mechanical watches. Within its lineup, the Carre Cambre stands out thanks to its unique case shape which is somewhere between square and tonneau. The dial, a deep dark blue, contrasts sharply with the applied gold indices including the stylized “9” and “3” markers. Most watches namesake complication sits at the noon spot and provides an easy to read indication of the date. The original brown leather strap is affixed with a matching gold pin buckle and lends a heritage accent to this unique timepiece.