A. Dunhill

The long association with automobile, which was dating back to the days when the first horseless carriages appeared, made car-themed designs become the key element of all A. Dunhill watches.

Established in 1893, Alfred Dunhill began manufacturing timepieces in 1903. At the time, gentlemen had no time in checking on his pocket during driving. So, Alfred had came up an idea in fitting a pocket watch into the sturdy dashboard-mounted brass case. The case was teardrop shaped and had a hinged porthole cover which allowed the watch to be removed at the end of the journey.

The Dashboard Clock in brass casing circa 1903 was usually placed upside down to protect it from the mostly unfavourable weather in England

Later, Rolls Royce turned to Alfred to produce the perfect interior lamp for their automobile in early 1900's. Later, his decedents carried the crystal of the interior lamp over into watches, and created the first facet-shaped watch in 1936. The unusual faceted crystal made the timepiece unmistakably recognizable, and it had become the signature of A. Dunhill watches.

A. Dunhill Facet 1936

In SIHH 2002, the Dunhillion collection was introduced. It illustrated the latest interpretation of A. Dunhill's signature facet wristwatch.

With a unique three-layer dial construction and a functional diving counter that is operated by a crown at 2 o’clock, the Dunhillion Automatic Citydiver is an oversized timepiece. Crystal skeleton caseback reveals the intricate mechanical movement of the ETA 2621. The Citydiver features a brushed steel case which is fitted with a rubberized leather bracelet and is water-resistant to 50 meters. It is a dynamic, yet masculine choice of taste.

In SIHH 2004, Bobby Finder, CityTamer, and CityFighter were introduced.

Bobby Finder SP30
Serial: DCX551AL
Movement: Dubois-Depraz 2030 (Based on ETA 2824-2)
Case Diameter: 40mm

Serial: DCX981BM
Movement: ETA 2671
Case: 26mmW x 49mmH

Serial: DCX991AM
Movement: ETA 2671
Case: 28mmW x 44mmH

Sources: Cigar Clan, iW, WatchBizz