He established his company in 1995, setting the benchmark very high by insisting that the company’s entire production be certified in accordance with the strict requirements of the Poinçon de Genève, or Geneva Hallmark. After ten years running the brand, Roger Dubuis left to continue his passion for watchmaking, only to return in 2011 as an official brand ambassador. In the meantime, the Richemont Group had acquired a 60% controlling interest in the company, which would continue to develop by following the disruptive philosophy of its founder.
The links between Mr Roger Dubuis and the brand he created are indelible. A special flying tourbillon model was created in tribute to him in 2014 and, on a recent visit to the company headquarters in Meyrin, its current CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué pointed out the ever-present watchful eye of Mr Dubuis in the form of a huge portrait photo watching over activities at the company.
It was only in 2016 that Richemont took over Roger Dubuis Round Table Watch Price Replica completely, acquiring the remaining 40% of the company from Akram Aljord, CEO of the independent Swiss watch brand Hysek. The acquisition gave the company a solid foundation to continue in the spirit of its founder, who will be sorely missed by the industry.
Roger Dubuis additionally claims that roughly 1,950 hours of real-time were involved in the recovery and re-engineering of the movement that works at 18,000 bph and is created by 558 parts. The movement comprises the moment, a monopusher chronograph, perpetual calendar with a few retrograde indicators, a moon phase indicator, and a minute repeater. Given that Roger Dubuis is all about the Seal of Geneva, the RD181 also occupies the “Poinçon de Genève.” Part of this seal’s standards is accuracy over time. With that said, it is interestinTwenty different professions with their particular skill-sets were included in the ribbon and the timepiece was also tested according to the technical standards of the brand new Poinçon de Genève, involving a simulation of wear on the wrist for a week, using a one-minute version of precision. This is a true feat, because the test is much more demanding on a more century-old pocket watch.Developed to be skeletonized and receptive via the dial of this watch, the motion appears very striking, and I look forward to seeing it in the flesh. Designed in line with the aesthetic of the Hommage watch collection, the Roger Dubuis Hommage Millesime chooses the look of the wrist watch set (of the same name) and provides a distinctive decorative flair that wouldn’t be completely out of the question for something from the turn of the 20th century. As a collectible, the Roger Dubuis Hommage Millesime has a lovely look to it, but its status as a pocket watch largely prevents it from being used by anyone on a regular basis — so consider it a “display piece. “In fact, in my own view, pocket watches look a lot nicer in a case and “on display” than the wrist watch will. The Roger Dubuis Hommage Millesime includes a 60mm wide case in 18k pink gold that’s 22mm thick (and signed by Mr. Roger Dubuis on the hinged caseback). Actually, I believe for the right wrist, someone could pull off the Roger Dubuis Hommage Millesime as a wrist watch — at least we understand it would be accurate enough.