Thursday, June 20, 2013

Five Watch Brands is still making his own in house Watch Movement

There are 5 watch-making brands who are producing 100% in-house movements are Patek Philippe, Jaeger LeCoulre, Rolex, A. Lange & Sohne and Roger Dubuis.

Amongst these, Roger Dubuis has increased the number of watch production to nearly 5,000 pieces per year; whereas Patek Philippe is producing 42,000 pieces per year and 25,000 pieces for Vacheron Constantin. Rolex is largest about 480,000 pieces a year.

Ferrari produces about 6,000 cars a year, so in terms of Volume, Roger Dubuis is even more exclusive than them! Therefore, Roger Dubuis timepieces remain very exclusive when compare to other watch brands like Patek Philippe and VC. But Roger Dubuis is yet attaining the big brand name as PP as they established in 1995 where Patek Philippe was established in 1839. Recently we have a lot of Hollywood stars are wearing Roger Dubuis especially in the past 5 years.

Rolex on the other hand is no quetsion that they have a much bigger production volume as they are having the most sophisticated manufcaturing facilities amongst those 4 other Manufcaturers in Switzerland. Much of their parts are turned out from automatic micro-machine
and mini robots.

If you want to purchase a watch, you should consider that these are the key factors that the brand name would not be eroded by OEM their movement to some other body. As for Collector’s choice, everything should be the maker’s orginal deisgn and manufacture.

In view of the auction, we seldom can see OEM movement watch in the bid, except the Panerai 1997 PAM00021 using vintage Rolex Movement which had limited 60 pieces. it went up to a Auction price of HKD$1,124,000 in Christies. Probably because of the Rolex Movement!

Sham Shui Po Snob

Ps , The data ws obtained from the general manager of Roger Dubuis Hong Kong, correct me if the data is not right!


Mr. Leaf said...

Glashutte Original and Zenith also spring to mind when talking about in-house movements. And of course, there's Seiko...

HK Snob said...

Hi Mr. leaf

Right, i will check with their official for more...
HK Snob

Anonymous said...

what about Omega's Co-axial 8500 and 9300 mvt's?

HK Snob said...

yes, they are in house Movement,
What I mean is that ALL movements are in house.

Yes, Rolex has been using El Primero movement on theyr early Daytona.

I think I have to make another research again to complete the list!
Thanks you for your input!

HK Snob