Frank and Théo’s shopping session at Dubail Champs-Elysées

All sails on Dubail on the Champs-Elysée Avenue! Cartier, Bulgari, Frank Muller, Roger Dubuis, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Tudor, Blancpain, Chopard or Glashütte Original… This show is full of beautiful watchmaking references. Frank sans C and Théo from the website are here to review their really interesting selection.

By Chloé Redler


Bulgari Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar

The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar

In 2021, Bulgari signed a 7th world record of thinness – only 2.7 mm – with the Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar. Winner the same year of the Prix de l’Aiguille d’Or, this outstanding edition is available here in 40 mm and manufactured in platinum. Powered by a self-winding mechanical manufacture movement, the watch displays a retrograde date, day, month and retrograde leap year. Available at the boutique Dubail Champs-Elysées, this perpetual calendar is mounted on a gradient blue lacquered dial and fitted on a blue alligator bracelet with platinum pin buckle. Haute Horlogerie at its finest. 

Through a crystal sapphire case back, the self-winding calibre is thoroughly decked with Côtes de Genève and beadings.


Click here to read the full Bulgari Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar



Santos de Cartier Skeleton Watch, large model

Created by Louis Cartier for his friend Alberto Santos-Dumont, the eponym watch became over the decades one of the brand’s icons.

The Santos de Cartier Skeleton, large model in rose gold.

Today, the collection Santos de Cartier welcome an ultra-modern reference with a futuristic look in rose gold. The skeleton of its dial deserves all the attention with the precise cut of the bridges taking the form of oversized Roman numerals. The golden sword hands accentuate this work of art. In addition, this “large model” edition is powered by a manual winding manufacture calibre, offering around 72 hours of power reserve. It features also a water resistance of 100 meters deep. The watch is fitted on an interchangeable semi-matte grey alligator leather strap equipped with the “SmartLink” adjustment system. Smart indeed!

The outstanding work visible on the case back.


Click here to read the full Santos de Cartier Skeleton rose gold technical sheet.

Santos de Cartier Watch, large model, brown sunray-brushed dial

Santos de Cartier Watch, large model, brown sunray-brushed dial.

Several dial animations were seen on the new variations of the Santos de Cartier revealed at the Watches and Wonders 2024 event. Like, for instance, this steel large model that distinguishes itself with its gradated brown sunray-brushed dial, punctuated by the date aperture at 6 o’clock. All Cartier’s codes are here: luminescent sword hands, rail-track minute circle, Roman numerals – without the secret signature however – and a 7-sided crown set with a synthetic blue spinel.

The Santos de Cartier with a brown sunray-brushed dial is also fitted on a light brown alligator leather strap.

Powered by an automatic manufacture calibre, the watch is adorned with a vintage look when it is fitted on a light brown alligator leather strap. The strap is equipped with the QuickSwitch interchangeable system.


Click here to read the full Santos de Cartier steel large model, brown dial technical sheet.


CHOPARD, Alpine Eagle 41

The Chopard Alpine Eagle 41.

Instead of a dial inspired by an eagle of the Alpes’ iris – a characteristic of Chopard’s Alpine Eagle collection – this reference, baptised Alpine Eagle Frozen, is decked with a rose gold dial entirely set with diamonds. Echoes of the sparkling summits covered in snow in the Alpes, this dial is beautifully encircled with a bezel set with trapeze cut sapphires. Equipped with a 60-hour power reserve, the self-winding calibre is reliable and precise and displays its cogs and its weights through a crystal sapphire case back. The piece is 41 mm wide and manufactured in ethic 18-carats rose gold. With an almost invisible buckle, the bracelet in rose gold as well is souple and fit perfectly the curve of the wrist for optimal comfort.

This version of the Alpine Eagle 41 is equipped with the Chopard 01.03-C self-winding movement. It offers a 60-hour power reserve.


Click here to read the full Chopard Alpine Eagle 41 technical sheet.



Roger Dubuis Excalibur Monobalancier Titanium

The Roger Dubuis Excalibur Monobalancier Titanium

In limited edition of 28 pieces, the new Roger Dubuis Excalibur Monobalancier Titanium, like any of the Maison’s models, is commanding with its broad and atypical look. All eyes converge on the 42 mm majestic case in titanium grade 5 with its full skeleton dial. The black rim displays an engraved minute track and polished and rhodium-platted index. It enhances the star-shaped bridges, the satin-finishes brushed hands in white gold and the flying tourbillon between 6 and 9 o’clock. Equipped with a 72-hour power reserve, the manual winding movement is certified with the Poinçon de Genêve.  

The flying tourbillon rules insides the skeleton dial of the Excalibur Monobalancier Titanium.

Price upon request – 28 pieces limited edition

Click here to read the full Roger Dubuis Excalibur Monobalancier Titanium technical sheet.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Monobalancier Mineral Composite Fiber

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Monobalancier Mineral Composite Fiber

The Excalibur Monobalancier features an MCF case. “MCF” stands for Mineral Composite Fiber. Lighter than carbon and easier to work with than ceramic, its white colour keeps its glow thanks to the resin inside the alloy guarantying a high resistance to UV light. The watch is 42 mm wide and has a water resistance of 30 meters deep. Fitted on a white rubber strap, it houses a skeleton dial rimed by a minute track with luminescent index. The dial offers a remarkable view on its self-winding calibre, Poinçon de Genêve certified, and its star-shaped bridges – a characteristic of the collection. The model supplies a 60-hour power reserve.

Price upon request – 88 pieces limited edition

Click here to read the full Roger Dubuis Excalibur Monobalancier Mineral Composite Fiber technical sheet.



Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatique

Brought up to date in 2003 by Blancpain CEO, Mark A. Hayek, the Fifty Fathoms which celebrated its 70th birthday last year, expands with new models in a reduced diameter of 42 mm. Available in red gold and in titanium grade 23, the numerous references with sunray-brushed black or blue dial have matching bracelets – titanium, fabric, NATO or “tropic” patterned rubber. Robust and precise, the new Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatique has all the attributes of a real diving instrument.

Titanium and blue sunray-brushed dial for this version of the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatique.

The case has a water resistance of 300 meters and is equipped with a rotating unidirectional bezel. It houses also a dial contrasted by luminescent hands and index, and by a red tipped seconds hand guarantying legibility under any circumstances. Equipped with a comfortable 120-hour power reserve, the self-winding 1315 calibre is noticeable through a crystal sapphire case back. It gives a glimpse of a red gold oscillating weight with a galvanic NAC anthracite grey coating, thoroughly ornate and inspired by the original pieces of 1953’s rotor.

€37,200 – Red gold
€20,950 – Titanium

Click here to read the full Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatique technical sheet.



Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon

Showcase of the watchmaking savoir-faire of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Maison, the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon watch houses a tourbillon at 6 o’clock.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin watch sports a rose gold case back.

This hypnotical Queen of complications, compensates the negative effects of gravity put on the regulating mechanism, accentuating thus its precision and reliability. On an eggshell-coloured dial, the tourbillon is held by a filigree bridge granting it the illusion of being in orbit, overlooked by the discreet blue small second hand. With a thickness of only 11.3 mm, the 40 case in rose gold is rated to 50 meters of water-resistance. Fitted on a brown alligator leather strap, this elegant watch beats under the rhythm of a self-winding calibre, offering 48 hours of power reserve. Its cut out gold oscillating weight reveals subtly the tourbillon.


Click here to read the full Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon technical sheet.


TUDOR, Black Bay Chrono

Rated to 200 meters of water-resistance, the watch displays a sportive vintage look with its opal domed dial, contrasted by two black chronograph counters.

The Tudor Black Bay Chrono

Rightly named “panda”, the dial is rimed by a fixed steel bezel with an aluminium disc, equipped with a tachymetric scale. Housed by a 41 mm case in 316L steel, this dial is punctuated by “Snowflake” hands – a characteristic of Tudor – and index coated in grade A Super-Luminova®. Rated to 200 meters of water-resistance, the watch is powered by a manufacture calibre with a Chronomètre COSC certification. It is also equipped with an anti-magnetic silicium spiral, a 70-hour power reserve, a column wheel and a vertical clutch. To perfect the whole, the watch can either be fitted on a black Jacquard fabric strap, on a black leather strap or on a rivet steel bracelet.

Opal dial and black counters, the ultimate “panda” chronograph.


Click here to read the full Tudor Black Bay Chrono technical sheet.



The PanoMaticLunar from the Glashütte Original watchmaking Maison

Timeless classic, this 40 mm PanoMaticLunar in steel distinguishes itself by its asymmetrical dial granting a perfect legibility. The galvanized blue dial displays a first azure hours counter, which intertwines with a seconds counter. The silver hands and index applied by hands share the show with a moon phase display which silver colour is obtained through a complex galvanization process realised in-house. The Panorama Date rules at the bottom right.

Horloge 5 Minutes de l'opéra de Dresde
The 5 Minutes Clock of the Opera of Dresde is behind the inspiration of the Grande Date.

It recalls the Grande Date created by the A. Lange & Shöne manufacture, directly inspired by the “5 Minutes” Clock mounted on the wall of the Semper Oper, the Opera in Dresde. Rated to 50 meters of water-resistance, this elegant watch is fitted on a blue Louisiana Alligator leather strap. It houses a self-winding calibre equipped with a 42-hour power reserve and ornate with côte de Glashütte.

€11,900 – on folding clasp
€11,500 – on buckle

Click here to read the full Glashütte Original PanoMaticLunar in steel technical sheet.



Franck Muller Curvex CX Master Jumper Edition Dubail

Faithfull to its original and atypical creations, the watchmaking brand Franck Muller introduces its iconic model, the Curvex CX Master Jumper.

Franck Muller Curvex Master Jumper Edition Dubail, steel and rose gold versions.

Especially imagined for the Dubail Maison, these three pieces – in steel or rose gold – house a manual winding manufacture calibre. It is equipped with a jumping-hour, minute and date complication, which materialized in three distinctive apertures. The dial is decked with a remarkable guilloché, in silver for the steel model and in brown or champagne for the variations in rose gold. These futuristic models have a water resistance of 30 meters deep. All three are fitted on an alligator leather strap – black for the steel version, and brown for the rose gold versions.

€39,500 in rose gold
€29,100 in steel

Click here to read the full Franck Muller Curvex CX Master Jumper Ediion Dubail technical sheet.

Vanguard Crazy Hours Lady Automatique 32 mm

The hours go crazy with the Vanguard Crazy Hours Lady watch.

Incorporated to the sky-blue leather strap, the 32 mm steel case of this Vanguard houses a Franck Muller iconic complication: the Crazy Hours™. On a slightly silver white dial, the numbers – painted by hand, each in a different colour – are placed in disorder. A disorder only in appearance since it is perfectly organised. Powered by a patented self-winding calibre, the central hand of the hours jumps from an hour to another, following the random numbers placed on the dial. Lost? Don’t worry, every 60 minutes, the hours hand goes to the correct following number. Meanwhile, the minutes hand follows it normal cycle of 60 minutes.

Price upon request



Dubail Champs-Elysées Boutique: 73 Avenue des Champs-Elysées, Paris 8e –Telephone number: +331 45 61 55 10


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