Roger Dubuis

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Manufacture Roger Dubuis
IndustryWatchmaking
Founded1995
FounderRoger Dubuis & Carlos Dias
HeadquartersGeneva, Switzerland
Area served
Worldwide
ProductsWatches & Jewellery
ParentRichemont International SA
Websitewww.rogerdubuis.com

Roger Dubuis is a Swiss watch manufacturer of high-end men’s luxury watches and women’s luxury watches based in Geneva, Switzerland. The company was founded by Roger Dubuis and Carlos Dias in 1995. In 2008 the company was acquired by Richemont group.[1]

The Roger Dubuis highly complicated watches blend traditional watchmaking expertise with striking unconventional, creative and innovative design expressed through current Excalibur and Velvet collections.[2]

Recent watches line-up includes motorsport-inspired watches in collaboration with Lamborghini Squadra Corse and Pirelli.[3]

History[edit]

Roger Dubuis Manufacture in Geneva, Switzerland

The Roger Dubuis Manufacture in Geneva was founded in 1995. After four years of development, in 1999 the first calibres fully designed and developed in-house were unveiled.[4]

In 2001 Roger Dubuis built his manufacture in Meyrin, on the outskirts of Geneva. The Manufacture is a spectacular building featuring glass walls reflects the timepieces made within: an audacious and confident exterior that houses complex and sophisticated mechanisms.[5]

In 2005 the iconic Excalibur collection was launched, equipped with an exclusive Double Tourbillon movement.[6]  

In August 2008, Richemont Group acquired 60% of Roger Dubuis SA. Richemont, based in Geneva. In 2016 the group has acquired the remaining 40% of the company.[7]

Co-founder Roger Dubuis passed away in October 2017. [8]

At the end of 2017 Roger Dubuis joins forces with the greatest references in motorsport. Visionary engineers of Pirelli and Lamborghini Squadra Corse and incredible watchmakers of Roger Dubuis work side by side to create magnificent new timepieces.[9]


Know How and Calibres[edit]

Roger Dubuis Double Flying Tourbillon RD01SQ movement

Much more than just a Manufacture, Roger Dubuis is a world of its own within the prestigious Richemont Group. The Swiss Maison is one of the few among its peers able to produce most the components of its complex calibres in-house, and all Roger Dubuis timepieces beat to the rhythm of the exclusive mechanical movements.[10]

All Roger Dubuis calibers are exceptional objects made up of several hundred components meticulously finished by hand, in the spirit of Geneva's great watchmaking tradition.  [11]

Most of the Roger Dubuis timepieces bear the proof of excellence, the Poincon de Geneve or the Hallmark of Geneva.[12]

The flying tourbillon, is an unmistakable Roger Dubuis signature, a light and spacious display of advanced mechanics in action.   

The most iconic movements of the company are:

Roger Dubuis RD820SQ Automatic skeleton with micro-rotor
  • RD820SQ Automatic skeleton watch with micro-rotor  - the first automatic skeleton caliber to emerge from the Manufacture.[13]
  • RD505SQ Single Flying Tourbillon  a light, spacious display of advanced mechanics in action.[14]
  • RD01SQ Skeleton double flying tourbillon, an unmistakable Roger Dubuis signature, a perfect blend of visual magic and technical performance.[15]
  • RD101 Quatuor caliber symbolizes the mechanical magic of one of the most innovative Manufactures of the 21st century.[16]
  • Roger Dubuis Excalibur Automatic Skeleton in Carbon RDDBEX0508
    RD103SQ Double sprung balances with differential The first Roger Dubuis movement co-created with inspiration taken from Lamborghini Squadra Corse.[17]

Roger Dubuis complications are made of such precious materials as gold, diamonds, and titanium, as well as disruptive materials such as carbon, ceramic and cobalt.[18]

Most of the timepieces are skeleton watches and collections are limited editions of 8, 28 or 88 timepieces.[19]


Collections[edit]

Since its foundation, innovation was deeply set in the brand’s DNA. Previous collections include Hommage, Sympathie, TooMuch, MuchMore, GoldenSquare, Follow Me, La Monegasque, Pulsion and EasyDiver.

Roger Dubuis is also the creator of two current iconic collections: powerful and extravagant Excalibur & artistic and charismatic Velvet.

  • Excalibur collection features a powerful aesthetic and exceptional mechanisms. Deliberately extravagant Excalibur timepieces are pushing the boundaries of traditional watchmaking with striking avant-garde design.[20]
  • Velvet collection features a glamorous design and exquisite mechanisms. Contemporary and seductive, the Velvet collection owns exceptional charisma and cultivates the art of the extravagant.[21]

Motorsport Partnerships[edit]

When visionary engineers meet with incredible watchmakers is a mantra behind the motorsport-inspired collaboration of Roger Dubuis. Roger Dubuis joins forces with the most famous references in motorsport to become one of its major players. [22]

Lamborghini Squadra Corse x Roger Dubuis

A high-powered collaboration is inspired by a distinctive signature and rare materials of Lamborghini cars, such as carbon, and fueled by the technological watchmaking. [23]

The outcome is the outstanding adrenaline-charged Lamborghini inspired watches. [24]

Pirelli x Roger Dubuis

Roger Dubuis and Pirelli shared the passion for the legendary races. As a result, the company has created unique timepieces featuring rubber inlays from certified Pirelli winning tyres. [25]

Distribution[edit]

Roger Dubuis is present at the best luxury destinations of the world through.[26]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Our collections | Roger Dubuis". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  3. ^ "DareToRace | Roger Dubuis". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  4. ^ "Roger Dubuis watches - Roger Dubuis Brand - Roger Dubuis Excalibur - WorldTempus". en.worldtempus.com. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  5. ^ "Manufacture | Roger Dubuis". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  6. ^ "History - Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie". www.hautehorlogerie.org. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  7. ^ Editorial, Reuters. "Richemont buys rest of Roger Dubuis in watch industry shake-up". U.S. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  8. ^ "Roger Dubuis, a Master Watchmaker, Dies at 79". Retrieved 2018-11-16.
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  10. ^ https://www.linkedin.com/company/manufacture-roger-dubuis/
  11. ^ "Manufacture Exclusive Calibers". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  12. ^ "Poinçon de Genève | Roger Dubuis". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  13. ^ "RD820SQ | Roger Dubuis". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  14. ^ "RD505SQ | Roger Dubuis". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  15. ^ "RD01SQ | Roger Dubuis". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  16. ^ "RD101 | Roger Dubuis". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  17. ^ "Double sprung balances caliber with differential by Roger Dubuis". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  18. ^ "Excalibur Spider Carbon Skeleton Flying Tourbillon | RDDBEX0572 | Roger Dubuis". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  19. ^ "Skeleton | Roger Dubuis". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  20. ^ "Watches Excalibur | Roger Dubuis". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  21. ^ "Watches Velvet | Roger Dubuis". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  22. ^ "DareToRace | Roger Dubuis". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  23. ^ "Lamborghini Squadra Corse x Roger Dubuis | Roger Dubuis". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  24. ^ "Lamborghini Squadra Corse Selection | Roger Dubuis". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  25. ^ "Pirelli x Roger Dubuis | Roger Dubuis". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  26. ^ "Visit a Roger Dubuis boutique | Roger Dubuis". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2018-11-16.