Dornblueth & Sohn Ladies Calibre 2016.1 Engraved Silver Dial

Calibre 2016.1 ladies watch in a 31 mm case
• Watch diameter (mm): 31.0
• Watch height (mm): 8.6
• Case back: Transparent
• Case finish: Mixed
• Case metal: Stainless steel
• Dial color: Silver
• 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 2016.1 Engraved Silver Dial
Dornblueth & Sohn Ladies Calibre 2016.1 Engraved Silver Dial

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Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 2016.1 Engraved Silver Dial
Dornblueth & Sohn Ladies Calibre 2016.1 Engraved Silver Dial
Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 2016.1 Engraved Silver Dial
Dornblueth & Sohn Ladies Calibre 2016.1 Engraved Silver Dial
Product Details

The Calibre 2016.1 is Dirk Dornblueth's most compact movement and his most compact model, with a case diameter of just 31 mm and is designed as a ladies manually wound mechanical watch.

Dornblueth watches are made according to Dirk's time, one by one. The total production is often just eight pieces in one month, sometimes a bit more, sometimes a bit less.

Dirk cuts the metal, designs the movements, and creates virtually every piece of the watch himself, in his small workshop converted from a garage. Each watch takes time, a lot of time, and for this reason, no two watches are exactly the same.
The Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 2016.1 Engraved Silver Dial is a truly impressive piece of watchmaking.

As is typical in a Dornblueth watch, Dirk includes all the "good stuff" - 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 silver dial is hand engraved with black numerals and markers and flame blued hands.

This watch features a brushed and polished nickel-free steel case and the crown is signed D. Dornblueth, as is the tang buckle. Power reserve is 38 hours.

How Can I Purchase This Watch?

This watch is offered on a reservation-only basis because of the hand workmanship required to make the movement and dial.

If you would like to own this watch, please follow the link below to learn about the reservations process.  Watches will be delivered in the exact order in which we receive your reservation.

To make a reservation and to learn more about delivery estimates please click here.

Watch specifications are provided by the respective watch manufacturer and/or other sources. Although we use best efforts to provide accurate information, we reserve the right to make corrections when advised of specification changes and/or content errors.

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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