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DOXA presents the Telemeter. A new collection remaining to its rich history.

25.11.2016

TELEMETER

Founded in 1889, renowned Swiss watchmaker DOXA has never tired of newly defining the world of watchmaking with the creation of countless coveted timepieces for watch lovers and enthusiasts alike. Our Telemeters, first developed in 1939, are an ideal example of DOXA’s passion of combining practicability, precision and elegance into an outstanding watch.

Historical values

With their various dials, the beautiful lettering on it, their multiple uses at day and night and the striking case, the DOXA Telemeters have marked their place in  elite sport competitions long ago, favored by people who care about an accurate measurement of time.

50 years after Georges Ducommun founded DOXA in 1889, the Telemeter chronograph was launched in 1939. 77 years later, DOXA has redesigned the original Telemeter of 1939. Our new Telemeter unites historical values with modern craftsmanship. It represents G. Ducommun’s credo to produce top quality watches at a reasonable price. And like its ancestor, the Telemeter is a unique eye-catcher and distinctive DOXA.

The DOXA Telemeter is available with a stainless steel and yellow gold PVD case. It is equipped with a top-quality Swiss quartz movement, sapphire crystal and a genuine leather strap or a mesh bracelet in the fitting color. Combining accurate timing functions and convenient features, the new DOXA timepiece is a reliable must-have for all vintage watch lovers.

 

Telemeter Function

The Telemeter chronograph is a feature which allows the user to measure the distance to an event that can be seen or heard by using the speed of sound. The user starts the chronograph at the instant the event is heard and stops the timing at the instant the occasion is seen or vice-versa. Etched around the face is a kilometric scale.  The seconds hand will point to the distance measured on the scale. An example often quoted is measuring the time elapsed from seeing a bolt of lightening to hearing the subsequent clap of thunder. However, this function was not developed to measure the distance to a thunderstorm, but the distance to the enemy during World War II.

«Un coup de lime bien donne ne prend pas plus de temps qu’un coup de lime mal donne.»

Georges Ducommun, fondateur de la Manufacture
des Montres DOXA, Le Locle. 1889

english version

«A good stroke of the file does not need more time than a mediocre stroke.»

Georges Ducommun, fondateur de la Manufacture
des Montres DOXA, Le Locle. 1889

french version