la marca fue creada en 1924 en la ciudad de Tramelan/ Basilea / Suiza y conto con una gran reputación internacional.
Los movimientos que se utilizan tanto ahora como en los 70, son sólo manuales o automáticos, y con la circulación exclusiva (TD) con movimiento automático de horas saltantes y minutos
en un disco giratorio.
Estas piezas especiales y fuera de lo común son altamente valorados por coleccionistas y apasionados de la relojería
Los relojes tenor-Dorly también fueron ampliamente vendidos bajo nombres de marca tales como Waltham, Technos, Wittnauer, Sempertalis, Selectron, Symbol, Dulux, o incluso como Universal Geneve.
Tres modelos de caja distintos con diseños, ya sea en oro, cromo o cromo negro electroplate.
Todos los relojes,montaban una de las mejores movimientos jump hour automáticos suizos por Tenor-Dorly calibre 1393.
Modelos aun mas atrevidos cosméticamente Fueron:
TENOR DORLY SKYRAKER
TENOR DORLY ROBOT
TENOR DORLY 4 SUBDIALES
TENOR DORLY EXPERT
SELECTRON – SYMBOL – DULUX
Los Tenor Dorly tambien podian venir franquiciados, esto es,
Tambien podian venir marcados como Selectron, Symbol o Dulux submarcas de tenor dorly seguramente para exportacion,
Mas adelante tambien hablaremos de ellas
DULUX Y SYMBOL tenian la carateristica de llevar un cristal convexo tipo lupa que daban la sensacion de estar dentro de una burbuja
TENOR DORLY – SELECTRON – SYMBOL – DULUX
The brand was created in 1924 in the city of Tramelan / Switzerland and enjoyed a great international reputation.
in the 50s It produced many more movements than watches under their own name, so Tenor-Dorly is much less known as a watch manufacturer.
In 1970, Tenor-Dorly introduced their own line of movements family.
In 1974, the Tenor-Dorly automatic caliber became the base for the smallest automatic chronograph of that era.
It was designed byDubois-Depraz and produced by Kelek.
In 1975, this small company went bankrupt when they no longer could find success due to contemporary development of the quartz watch.
To prevent their disappearance and keep in place the name , the background and the history of this brand of watches,
Tenor Dorly was passionately absorbed in 1997 by Philippe Béguelin watches, custom jewelry specialist.
The variety offered by the brand models are exclusive, developed and created in very small series of craft at the request of the customer’s wishes.
The movements that are used now and in the 70’s, are only manual or automatic, and exclusive circulation (TD) with automatic jump hour and minutes in a rotating disk.
These special pieces and unusual are highly valued by collectors and watch enthusiasts worldwide.
Tenor-Dorly watches were also widely sold under brand names such as Waltham, Technos, Wittnauer, Sempertalis, Selectron, Symbol, Dulux, or even Universal Geneve.
The variety of models was huge with different case designs, either in gold, chrome or black chrome electroplate.
All watches, sported one of the best movements by Swiss automatic jump hour Tenor-Dorly caliber 1393.
In the gallery you can see great part of the whole range, from the current jump hours available today
to thew models from the seventies in its various versions that leave no one indifferent.
These chronographs used normal hands for an analogue display and also used a digital display. Combining a digital display with analogue hands for the chronograph functions is a classic amongst chronograph collectors. This style of watch was produced by different watch brand using TD(B)K (Tenor-Dorly-Kelek) movements.
SELECTRON -SYMBOL- DULUX
The Tenor Dorly models could also come under franchise brands,
Sometimes Could also come marked as Selectron, Symbol or Dulux
Most probably sub-brands probably for export.
Later we will talk about them
Here in the gallery are some examples
SELECTRON HALF MOON CASE BLUE & SUNBURST BROWN
DULUX BUBBLE & SYMBOL BUBBLE
DULUX AND SYMBOL had the characteristics we carry a convex glass lens type that gave the sensation of being inside a bubble
(Now you know from where inspires the current CORUM BUBBLE)
Tenor Dorly also served their precise movements to other major brands such as Waltham Wittnauer or universal geneve
Remember the technos permadate we’ve seen before?there is also a technos / tenor Dorly sample in this gallery
Ultimately very rare and precise watches with that extavagante design that will delight collectors and fans of seventies period.
Independent watch maker d.m.h has a new model with jumping hour and minutes. The new jumping hour is based on a vintage Tenor Dorly movement that was used in many futuristic watches from the 60′s and 70′s.
|Maison fondée en 1924
Swiss WatchesPhilippe Béguelin
2720 Tramelan / Suisse