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Type 21

Pre-owned () | Year of production 1960 | No original box | No original papers
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Basic Info

Listing code EHAXN0
Brand Dodane
Reference number TYPE21
Dealer product code D2947
Movement Manual winding
Case material Steel
Year of production 1960 (Approximation)
Condition (Light signs of wear or scratches)
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location France, TOULOUSE
Price €4,980 (= $5,344)
Availability Item is in stock


Movement Manual winding


Case material Steel
Case diameter 38 mm
Bezel material Steel
Dial Black
Dial numerals Arabic numerals


Clasp Buckle
Clasp material Steel


Chronograph, Flyback


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Dodane Type 21 two-counter chronograph with in-flight return. Military pilot's watch of the Army's light aviation. Black dial with a railway gauge at 12 o'clock, luminescent numerals enhanced with Tritum. Model assembled and signed by the Dodane company in response to the call for tenders to equip the army regiments, this pilot's watch is mechanically the most accomplished of the Type 20 and Type 21 series.

The reliability and the facility of maintenance of this chronograph is due to the use in the manufacture of its movement, the calibre Valjoux 223 with escapement with anchor and stage "flyback", of spare parts of a higher quality than the standard in use in the armies of the time. A characteristic which entailed its use in operational endowment on a very long period within the armed forces. It should be noted that many pilots wished to keep their watch at the end of their career, which considerably reduced the number of pieces in circulation and therefore increases its rarity and its interest in terms of collection.
This watch was used in the combat helicopter regiments equipped mainly with Sud Aviation "Gazelle" helicopters from 1960 to the 90s. This vintage chronograph is driven by a Valjoux 223 movement, an evolution of the Valjoux 222c caliber that equips the Breguet model or the Dodane type 20 of 1954 in service with the Air Force. These chronographs are distinguished from the "Type 20" models by the use of a Swiss-made movement with a superior finish and whose downtime for maintenance is shorter.

The production of this watch, estimated at 5000 pieces at the beginning, has seen a good number of pieces transformed into spare parts for economic reasons along the operational career of this model, and it is estimated that today there is only a quantity of less than 500 in working order.

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Black dial, Tritium enhanced digital indexes.
Two totalizers, one half-hour counter on the right and one hour counter on the left.
Arrow hand of the seconds counter characteristic of the model.
Central seconds hand with arrowhead for in-flight report.
Graduated and notched bi-directional rotating bezel.
Hand-wound mechanical flyback movement.
Anti-dust and anti-shock screwed back with star-shaped opening projections.
38 mm steel case.
Maintenance and end of warranty certification markings (fg) on the back of the case
Dial' case and movement identified and listed.
Movement Valjoux gh 222, 17 jewels, Column wheel, Spiral Breguet, function return in flight 18000 Alt/Heure.
Very good condition: case glass index and hands in perfect condition.

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