Dodane is a specialist in military and civilian timepieces going back five generations. It was founded by Alphonse Dodanewho believed that the skies are just as important as the road, which started their partnership with the Air Force. The air force approached the Dodane family in April 1856 to create a watch specifically designed for the air force (Type 21) and since then has been making watches at a limited production.

The unique angle of Dodane is to provide accuracy, strength, affordable timepieces and style to Air Force personnel as well as a very limited series of 300 watches to civilians.
Dodane has also introduced quartz models to help maintain recent demand and offer a lower price point to air force personnel who could not afford the automatics. These pieces are scarce, less than 150 have been made