Roger Dubuis debuted as an independent watch maker in 1980. Born in Geneva, he was literally surrounded by many of the world's leading experts and, thus, it was natural that his interest in timepieces and his entrepreneurial spirit would lead him to establish his own manufactory in 1995. The popularity of Roger Dubuis is growing steadily as the world becomes familiar with the elegant craftsmanship that is the hallmark of this young company.
The partnership between Roger Dubuis and Carlos Dias resulted in the establishment of this fine company. The idea was to create watches based on tradition - but with an eye to the future. The original name was Sogem SA, changed later to Roger Dubuis.
Among the company's special features:
* The Roger Dubuis Horloger Genevois has been granted the honor of carrying the famous coat of arms of the City of Geneva. This recognizes a manufacturer's compliance with the strict standards set forth in the seventeenth century; the mechanical movements of the watches have been assembled in the Canton of Geneva and strict technical requirements and standards are maintained.
* The sizes and shapes of the early creations from Dubuis led to great recognition in the watch industry; he developed his own calibers, the RD28 and RD98 mechanical movements.
* Every Dubuis watch is created in a handmade, exclusive edition. Only 28 individually numbered pieces will ever be created of each model in each collection.
The new RD29 movement has a new method of display that allows the week, date, and month to be viewed through a triple window at 12 o'clock. The leap year cycle is also shown through a window and the fifth window shows day and night.
Notable Watches by Roger Dubuis
TooMuch This amazing watch features a case set with 84 pink sapphires and a dial that is set with 28 pink sapphires of a slightly deeper shade. It has a single movement and is available in three sizes. The Lady's model is set with 309 diamonds on the case, 36 diamonds on the dial, and 36 diamonds on the strap. This exquisite watch is water resistant to 3 atmospheres.
MuchMore This watch has a hand-enameled dial that illustrates the continent of Europe. Only 28 pieces will be created, each with its own unique painting. The case dial and back are harmoniously cambered; the back has a sapphire crystal. This fine timepiece is made in five sizes.
GoldenSquare With an instantaneous perpetual calendar with five windows and a second time-zone indicator, the GoldenSquare is both a beautiful and technical marvel. This watch contains the RD98 caliber and is manually wound, offering hours, minutes, and a small seconds dial at 9 o'clock. It comes in three different sizes, is water-resistant up to three atmospheres, and has a sapphire crystal back.