Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 99.1 Black Dial


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Dornblueth Calibre 99.1 manual winding watch - 42 mm
• Watch diameter (mm): 42.0
• Watch height (mm): 11.5
• Lug width (mm): 22
• Lug to lug (mm): 52
• Case back: Transparent
• Case finish: Mixed
• Case metal: Stainless steel
• Dial color: Black
• Front crystal: Sapphire
• Movement: Manual mechanical
• Manufacturer's limited warranty: 2 years
• Strap or bracelet: Strap
• Warranty service: Dirk Dornblueth

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Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 99.1 Black Dial
Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 99.1 Black Dial

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Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 99.1 Black Dial
Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 99.1 Black Dial
Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 99.1 Black Dial
Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 99.1 Black Dial
Product Details

The Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 99.1 features an expanded size and placement of the sub seconds display. This may seem to be a small achievement, but in fact it is quite an engineering feat.

Dirk together with a long time family friend who is also a watchmaker created a cantilevered second pinion with friction spring that is indirectly driven below the train through an intermediate gear.



Everything is here - 3/4 plate, beveled edges, screw balance wheel, swan neck regulation, engraved balance cock, screwed gold chatons, and blued screws (by flame of course, including the slots).

And now the extras. The name "D. Dornblueth & Sohn, Kalbe i./S.A." is hand engraved and not machine engraved, a virtually rarity on any watch. And all of the decoration (Côtes de Genève and the sunray finish on the crown wheel and ratchet) are all done in-house, by hand.

You'll notice that the movement is rose gold in appearance - this process itself is elaborate. After cutting and polishing the plate, Dirk treats the surface to turn the metal a copper color. After all of the drilling and milling operations are complete, the movement itself is treated with rose gold to enhance the deep color.



The dial is finished in matte black with white Arabic numerals and Glashutte "railroad track" markings around the dial.

This watch features SuperLuminova on both the dial and hands for excellent visibility at night, along with a brushed and polished nickel-free steel case (the crown is signed D. Dornblueth, as is the tang buckle).

Power reserve is 50 hours.

This watch ships on a black calf leather Dornblueth strap.


WatchBuys has been working with Dirk Dornblueth and his team as their official North American distributor since his very early days.

We are honored to have been selected by Dirk to represent both his watches and his brand.

Our long association with Dornblueth & Sohn ensures that we know not only their watches, but also their manufacturing processes, movement designs and delivery timelines.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at (888) 333-4895 to speak with us about Dornblueth & Sohn watches.  We'll take the time to answer your questions in detail and to provide advice on selecting a new watch.

We visit Dirk each year at his workshops in Kalbe, Germany to stay up to date on all new models.




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Simple classic elegance

"Simple classic elegance"

Verified Owner Comments: Beautiful design, great craftsmanship, I was looking for a subdued elegant dress watch. When I saw this piece in an email from WatchBuys I liked it. when I received it I love it.

Exactly what I was looking for before I ever heard of Dornbleuth &Sohn. Even non watch people have commented that this is a nice watch. Movement is truly a work of art. Although not an inexpensive watch I believe it is indeed worth every penny of cost. Only con is that strap is too small for my 8.25 wrist and I have to wait a couple of months for a custom strap so I can fully enjoy my purchase.

Highly recommended! And by purchasing you are supporting a true artisans.

Dornblueth 99.1

"Dornblueth 99.1"

Verified Owner Comments: I'd be remissed if I first didn't compliment Rob and Tim on their exceptional watch knowledge, and ease in dealing with. My Dornblueth 99.1 is an eye catching time piece, and the movement is exquisite.

I will treasure this handcrafted time piece forever.