D. CANDAUX CATALOG

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LA GRAND PIÈCE VAL L É E

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Watchmaking is as much a part of the Vallée de Joux as its forests and lakes. Like the first watchmakers to set up in the valley, David Candaux has made his home and atelier under the same roof, in an old stone farmhouse that once belonged to the Capts. Another distinguished family of watchmakers and creators, in 1875, of the most complicated pocket watch of its day. Himself, the son and grandson of master watchmakers from the valley, David Candaux feels compelled to preserve and perpetuate this legacy.


REFLECTION OF THE PAST

A VISION OF THE FUTURE

Already an experienced master watchmaker, David Candaux continues to perfect his understanding of traditional horology by restoring antique watches and clocks. The watches he handcrafts in his atelier are informed by the ingenuity and skills of these generations past, transformed by David into beautiful, contemporary pieces. It takes courage and determination to sit down at the bench and, part by part, step by step, transform an idea into a living, breathing timepiece, working through difficulties and accepting the challenge of a new direction. David's philosophy is simple: to combine twenty-first-century precision and reliability with beautiful, traditional hand-finishing.


DAVID CANDAUX THE

WATCHMAKER

David Candaux was born and raised in the VallĂŠe de Joux, an area of Switzerland synonymous with traditional watchmaking, where the finest timepieces originate. Two elements have helped shape David's world view. First, the natural beauty of the region. Second, his family. As the son and grandson of master watchmakers, David grew up surrounded by watchmaking talk and tools. He soaked up the craft from an early age, barely tall enough to see over his father's workbench. Then, at just 14, he sat down at the bench himself to begin his journey. More than 20 years later, having cemented his knowledge and expertise during a successful career with several well-respected manufactures, he has chosen to pursue his personal vision of twenty-first-century Haute Horlogerie with a series of exceptional timepieces.


DANIEL CANDAUX FAT HER

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WATCHMAKER

One could say that watchmaking is a part of David Candaux's DNA. As a third-generation watchmaker hailing from La Vallée de Joux. Daniel was a watchmaker in Patek Philippe's Vallée de Joux complication workshop. Today, he works with David to make his vision of artisanal watchmaking a reality.


THE MASTERPIECE COLLECTION T HE

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S P IR IT

The David Candaux Masterpiece Collection 1740 represents the pinnacle of handcrafted watchmaking from the Vallée de Joux. It carries on the tradition and dedication of previous generations, including David's own father, Daniel, and close friend, neighbor and mentor, Philippe Dufour. Indeed, both men are members of the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants (AHCI). Each watch in the collection requires years of research and development to master complications in radical new ways, evidenced by the multiple watchmaking patents that David Candaux holds.



SPECIFICATIONS STEEL

SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL

LEATHER

MATERIALS

MOVEMENT

Steel Case | Glareproofed Sapphire Crystal and Caseback

Handmade movement with 287 Components. Inclined manual-winding tourbillon, bi-plan flying tourbillon in titanium, 3 degrees inclined cage

FREQUENCY 21,600 Rotations per hour (3Hz) Gear wheel, wheels and bridges inclined at 3 degrees

THE MAGIC CROWN

POWER RESERVE 55 Hours, double barrel system

31 Components, double patented system. In order to preserve the harmonious design, there is no visible crown, The Magic Crown is protected from shocks and gives extra wearing comfort

NUMBER OF JEWELS

MANUAL WINDING

Attribute Sport - Not sensitive Waterproof 30 Meters

55 “chronometric” Power Reserve Chronometry certified, it guarantees a power supply of 55 hours, indicated by a gauge at 12 o’clock, and which camshaft is being patented*

*More specific details available upon request

47 with polished sink and gold chatons

EXTRAS

WARRANTY 10 Years


DC1

STEEL PROLIMITED

1740


SPECIFICATIONS DIAMOND

WHITE GOLD

SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL

LEATHER

MATERIALS

MOVEMENT

18 - Carat White Gold Case | Glareproofed Sapphire Crystal and Caseback | Set with 484 Baguette - 394 different sizes - Cut Diamonds, 20.38 - Carat

Handmade movement with 309 Components. Inclined manual-winding tourbillon, bi-plan flying tourbillon in titanium, 3 degrees inclined cage

FREQUENCY 21,600 Rotations per hour (3Hz) Gear wheel, wheels and bridges inclined at 3 degrees

THE MAGIC CROWN 31 Components, double patented system. In order to preserve the harmonious design, there is no visible crown, The Magic Crown is protected from shocks and gives extra wearing comfort

MANUAL WINDING 55 “chronometric” Power Reserve Chronometry certified, it guarantees a power supply of 55 hours, indicated by a gauge at 12 o’clock, and which camshaft is being patented*

*More specific details available upon request

POWER RESERVE 55 Hours, double barrel system

NUMBER OF JEWELS 47 with polished sink and gold chatons

WATERPROOF 30 Meters

WARRANTY 10 Years


DC1

PIECE UNIQUE - ETERNALLY

1740


SPECIFICATIONS ROSE GOLD

SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL

LEATHER

MATERIALS

MOVEMENT

Rose Gold Case | Glareproofed Sapphire Crystal and Caseback

Handmade movement with 287 Components. Inclined manual-winding tourbillon, bi-plan flying tourbillon in titanium, 3 degrees inclined cage

FREQUENCY 21,600 Rotations per hour (3Hz) Gear wheel, wheels and bridges inclined at 3 degrees

THE MAGIC CROWN 31 Components, double patented system. In order to preserve the harmonious design, there is no visible crown, The Magic Crown is protected from shocks and gives extra wearing comfort

POWER RESERVE 55 Hours, double barrel system

NUMBER OF JEWELS 47 with polished sink and gold chatons

EXTRAS

MANUAL WINDING

Attribute Sport - Not sensitive Waterproof 30 Meters

55 “chronometric” Power Reserve Chronometry certified, it guarantees a power supply of 55 hours, indicated by a gauge at 12 o’clock, and which camshaft is being patented*

WARRANTY

*More specific details available upon request

10 Years


DC6

HALF HUNTER - ROSE GOLD

1740


SPECIFICATIONS TITANIUM

SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL

LEATHER

MATERIALS

MOVEMENT

Titanium Case | Glareproofed Sapphire Crystal and Caseback

Handmade movement with 287 Components. Inclined manual-winding tourbillon, bi-plan flying tourbillon in titanium, 3 degrees inclined cage

FREQUENCY 21,600 Rotations per hour (3Hz) Gear wheel, wheels and bridges inclined at 3 degrees

THE MAGIC CROWN

POWER RESERVE 55 Hours, double barrel system

31 Components, double patented system. In order to preserve the harmonious design, there is no visible crown, The Magic Crown is protected from shocks and gives extra wearing comfort

NUMBER OF JEWELS

MANUAL WINDING

Attribute Sport - Not sensitive Waterproof 30 Meters

55 “chronometric” Power Reserve Chronometry certified, it guarantees a power supply of 55 hours, indicated by a gauge at 12 o’clock, and which camshaft is being patented*

*More specific details available upon request

47 with polished sink and gold chatons

EXTRAS

WARRANTY 10 Years


DC6

HALF HUNTER - TITANIUM

1740


SPECIFICATIONS TITANIUM

SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL

VELCRO

MATERIALS

MOVEMENT

Titanium Case | Glareproofed Sapphire Crystal and Caseback

Handmade movement with 287 Components. Inclined manual-winding tourbillon, bi-plan flying tourbillon in titanium, 3 degrees inclined cage

FREQUENCY 21,600 Rotations per hour (3Hz) Gear wheel, wheels and bridges inclined at 3 degrees

THE MAGIC CROWN 31 Components, double patented system. In order to preserve the harmonious design, there is no visible crown, The Magic Crown is protected from shocks and gives extra wearing comfort

MANUAL WINDING 55 “chronometric” Power Reserve Chronometry certified, it guarantees a power supply of 55 hours, indicated by a gauge at 12 o’clock, and which camshaft is being patented*

*More specific details available upon request

POWER RESERVE 55 Hours, double barrel system

NUMBER OF JEWELS 47 with polished sink and gold chatons

EXTRAS Attribute Sport - Not sensitive Waterproof 30 Meters

WARRANTY 10 Years


DC6

HALF HUNTER SOLSTICE - TITANIUM

1740


DESCRIPTION Symmetry and Asymmetry The 1740 plays on symmetry and asymmetry. The case has a smooth, round shape, with further symmetry in the arrangement of the tourbillon opposite the hours and minutes sub-dial. This contrasts with the inclination of the dial and of the movement bridges. The resulting aesthetic is unique, functional and designed with the wearer's comfort in mind. Dial The dial showcases this asymmetric design. Raised at 12 o’clock and lowered at 6 o’clock, it tilts towards the wearer, thus making it easier to read the time. It combines 3 patents and 8 design registrations. Power Reserve The power-reserve mechanism is patented by David Candaux. The two series-mounted barrels are joined by a compact system that makes efficient use of space. One barrel is for winding the mainspring, the other for unwinding. This guarantees an accurate indication of the remaining power. "Bi-plan" Inclined Flying Tourbillon The flying tourbillon cage, which is made from titanium, is mounted on a ceramic ball bearing and inclined at 3° to the case. The balance wheel is then inclined at 30° to the tourbillon cage. This "bi-plan" construction ensures a continual change in the position of the cage and the regulating organ, thereby optimizing the tourbillon's capacity to average out the effects of gravity or shocks that might affect proper functioning. The tourbillon makes one complete rotation in 60 seconds and offers constant amplitude in every position. This, combined with the constant supply of energy from the twin barrels, ensures accurate timekeeping. Regulating Organ The regulating organ is of David Candaux's own design and manufacture. This is something of a rarity in an industry where the majority of brands buy in their regulating organs from outside suppliers. Escapement The escapement is developed and made by David Candaux. It features non-equidistant locking surfaces, a typical construction for the Vallée de Joux, as opposed to the more common equidistant surfaces of industrially-produced escapements.


DC1- PIECE UNIQUE



THE HANDMADE MOVEMENT CALIBER 1740 Frequency: 21,600 rotations per hour. Gear wheel, wheels and bridges inclined at 3 degrees. Handmade by David Candaux.



THE MAGIC CROWN T H E

MAGIC CROWN

BY D AV I D C A N D AU X The Magic Crown is a double patented system consisting of 31 parts, activated by pressure. It has 3 positions: neutral, time change, and winding. The Magic Crown has been tested and proven over 20,000 times before gracing the wrist. It is waterproof and shock resistant. The strategic positioning of the crown allows enhanced comfort for daily use.


MAINTENANCE The experience of owning a timepiece created by D. Candaux is also an entrance to a privileged and exclusive relationship supported by a complete and exemplary service. Every D. Candaux timepiece is entirely handmade by one of the best watchmakers in Switzerland, with the utmost respect for the traditions of the VallĂŠe de Joux. All D. Candaux timepieces are produced in very limited series, and as such, are subjected to rigorous controls of materials, function, and durability. *

*More specific details available upon request


10 YEARS WARRANTY Your D. Candaux timepiece is protected by a 10-year warranty from the date of purchase. The timepiece must be returned for inspection and service within the first 12 months from the date of purchase. Next services will be due in years 4 and 8.*

*More specific details available upon request


“THE HEART AND SPIRIT” OF THE VALLÉE DE JOUX


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