In order to take advantage of its electricity and railroad, the facility was transferred to Morteau (in France’s Haut Doubs region). It was here that Alphonse Gabriel took the reins from his father at the dawn of the First World War. He gave the House of Dodane its very special character by diversifying its activity in traditional watchmaking. He was convinced that the conquest of the skies would be every bit as important as that of the road.
The third generation of the Dodane family settled in Besançon, where Raymond Dodane carried on the traditions of complex watch fabrication. He made the Company one of the longest-standing authorized suppliers to Nato and was awared with RAQ 2 certification by the Industrial Supervision Department of the French Armory.