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 luxury men and women 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 watches blend traditional watchmaking with modern design and consist of Excalibur and Velvet collections.[2]

Recent watches line-up includes motorsport 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 company unveiled first calibres fully designed and developed in-house.[4]


In 2001 Roger Dubuis built his manufacture in Meyrin, on the outskirts of Geneva. [5]


In 2005 the Excalibur collection was launched, equipped with Double Tourbillon Skeleton movement - an innovation in watchmaking industry.  [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 starts partnerships with motorsport companies - Pirelli and Lamborghini Squadra Corse


Know How and Calibres[edit]

Roger Dubuis Double Flying Tourbillon RD01SQ movement

Roger Dubuis is one of the few Swiss watch companies that produce most the components of its  calibres in-house.

Roger Dubuis calibers are made up of several hundred components finished by hand.[9]

This is why most of the Roger Dubuis timepieces bear the quality proof, the Poincon de Geneve or the Hallmark of Geneva. [10]


The main movements produced by Roger Dubuis are:

  • RD820SQ Automatic skeleton watch with micro-rotor  [11]
  • RD505SQ Single Flying Tourbillon [12]
  • RD01SQ Skeleton double flying tourbillon[13]
  • Roger Dubuis RD820SQ Automatic skeleton with micro-rotor
    RD101 Quatuor, with four sprung balances[14]
  • RD103SQ Double sprung balances with differential The first Roger Dubuis movement co-created in partnership with Lamborghini Squadra Corse.[15]


Roger Dubuis calibres are made of different traditional materials in watchmaking such as gold, diamonds, and titanium, as well as new materials such as carbon, ceramic and cobalt. [16]


Most of the timepieces are skeleton watches and collections are limited editions of 8, 28 or 88 timepieces. [17]


Roger Dubuis Excalibur Automatic Skeleton in Carbon RDDBEX0508

Collections[edit]

The previous collections by Roger Dubuis include Hommage, Sympathie, TooMuch, MuchMore, GoldenSquare, Follow Me, La Monegasque, Pulsion and EasyDiver.

The main two collections that exist in the market today are Excalibur & Velvet.


Motorsport Partnerships[edit]

Roger Dubuis started collaboration with the motorsport companies in 2017.[18]


Lamborghini Squadra Corse x Roger Dubuis

A collaboration that have resulted in a watch inspired by the distinctive design and the materials of the Lamborghini cars.[19]

The result is the Lamborghini inspired watches. [20]


Pirelli x Roger Dubuis

As a result of this collaboration with Pirelli, the Roger Dubuis company has created timepieces featuring rubber inlays from certified Pirelli winning tyres. [21]


Distribution[edit]

Roger Dubuis is present at the luxury destinations all over the world through.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Compagnie Financière Richemont SA - Richemont acquires 60 per cent interest in Manufacture Roger Dubuis SA". www.richemont.com. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  2. ^ "Our collections". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  3. ^ "DareToRace". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  4. ^ "Roger Dubuis watches - Roger Dubuis Brand - Roger Dubuis Excalibur - WorldTempus". en.worldtempus.com. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  5. ^ "Manufacture". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  6. ^ "History - Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie". www.hautehorlogerie.org. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  7. ^ "Richemont buys rest of Roger Dubuis in watch industry shake-up". Reuters. 2016-01-22. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  8. ^ Lankarani, Nazanin (2017-11-02). "Roger Dubuis, a Master Watchmaker, Dies at 79". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  9. ^ "Manufacture Exclusive Calibers". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  10. ^ "Poinçon de Genève". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  11. ^ "Automatic skeleton watch with micro-rotor RD820SQ". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  12. ^ "Skeleton Flying Tourbillon RD505SQ". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  13. ^ "Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon RD01SQ". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  14. ^ "Quatuor RD101". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  15. ^ "Double Sprung Balances with Differential RD103SQ". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  16. ^ "Excalibur Spider Carbon Skeleton Flying Tourbillon | RDDBEX0572". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  17. ^ "Skeleton". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  18. ^ "DareToRace". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  19. ^ "Lamborghini Squadra Corse x Roger Dubuis". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  20. ^ "Lamborghini Squadra Corse Selection". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  21. ^ "Pirelli x Roger Dubuis". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  22. ^ "Visit a Roger Dubuis boutique | Roger Dubuis". Roger Dubuis. Retrieved 2018-11-16.