The story of Roger Dubuis is marked by incredible success. The company was founded in 1995. Striking a fine balance between meticulous watchmaking expertise and avant-garde design, its watches immediately made their mark and turned the company into a renowned specialist in architectural skeletonized movements.
ROGER DUBUIS TODAY IS A MAISON THAT DARES TO BE RARE IN THE EXPRESSION OF ITS SERIAL INNOVATOR MINDSET, AND IN ITS SELECTION OF LIMITED EDITIONS. AN ACTIVE REFERENCE IN THE WORLD OF DISRUPTIVE MATERIALS AND HIGH COMPLICATIONS, THE MAISON HAS DEVELOPED 33 EXCLUSIVE IN-HOUSE MECHANICAL CALIBRES SINCE THE COMPANY'S CREATION. ONE OF THE PIONEERS OF THE CONTEMPORARY SKELETON, ROGER DUBUIS IS A STRONG PLAYER IN THE FIELD OF HYPER HOROLOGY.
1995 Marked with the foundation of the Roger Dubuis company and the launch of the first collections.
1999 The Roger Dubuis company designs and produces its first in-house movements, all certified with a prestigious Poinçon de Genève.
2001 The year marks the construction of the impressive Manufacture building on the outskirts of Geneva. The Manufacture is a spectacular building featuring glass walls that reflect the timepieces made within: an audacious and confident exterior that houses complex and sophisticated mechanisms.
2003 Roger Dubuis Manufacture produced its first in-house watch regulating organ: the sprung balance.
2005 A significant year for Roger Dubuis brand with a series of innovations. The iconic collection – Excalibur – is launched and the Manufacture develops two innovative & exclusive calibres in the world of Haute Horlogerie: the world premiere double tourbillon skeleton (RD01SQ) and minute repeater tourbillon (RD08).
2008 A new chapter in the history of the Roger Dubuis brand, as it becomes a part of the Richemont group. Richemont Group acquires 60% of the company. A few years later, in 2016 the group acquired the remaining 40% of Roger Dubuis.
2011 - 2015 A chain of striking innovations marks this period. Roger Dubuis launches a series of collections and outstanding calibres. Quatuor RD101 is one of them, the first movement with four sprung balances and 5 differentials, a new approach to compensate the Earth's gravity. The iconic Excalibur collection sees numerous evolutions in the form of Excalibur 36, Excalibur 42, and a new interpretation of the skeleton watch – Excalibur Spider.
2016 The Maison focuses on two key collections:
The Excalibur collection features a powerful aesthetic and several exceptional mechanisms. Our deliberately extravagant Excalibur timepieces push the boundaries of traditional watchmaking with striking avant-garde design.
The Velvet collection features a glamorous design and exquisite mechanisms. Contemporary and seductive, the Velvet collection exudes exceptional charisma and cultivates the art of the extravagant.
2017 Roger Dubuis takes the fast track with the introduction of world premieres: Excalibur Spider Carbon, the timepiece with the first-ever movement plate, bridges, and tourbillon upper-cage entirely made in carbon - and Excalibur Quatuor Cobalt Micromelt® using exclusive technology from the aeronautic and astronomy industries.
At the same time, Roger Dubuis joins forces with 2 great 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 – Excalibur Aventador S and Excalibur Spider Pirelli.
Excalibur Aventador S leads the pack by reinterpreting five essential elements of high-performance racing cars resulting in innovative features that protected by five corresponding watchmaking patent filings by Roger Dubuis.
Co-founder Roger Dubuis passed away in October 2017.
2018 Roger Dubuis goes for the next lap with its motorsport partners by joining the race at Lamborghini Super Trofeo in the role of official sponsor, and launching new watchmaking engine Excalibur Huracán in collaboration with Lamborghini Squadra Corse. Continuous collaboration with Pirelli evolves into the Excalibur Spider Pirelli PitStop edition where the Excalibur Single Flying Tourbillon model is equipped with 7 straps echoing the seven Pirelli tyre colors used in iconic races.
Roger Dubuis is a luxury watch brand based in Switzerland. The company was founded in 1995 by Roger Dubuis and Carlos Dias, with the goal of creating high-end, avant-garde watches. The brand is known for its bold, contemporary designs and use of advanced technology and materials, such as carbon and titanium. Roger Dubuis is particularly well-known for its Excalibur collection, which features watches with a distinctive star-shaped case, as well as its Velvet collection, which is inspired by the Art Deco period. The brand is also known for its use of in-house movements and its commitment to traditional watchmaking techniques. Roger Dubuis watches are highly sought-after by collectors and enthusiasts for their innovative designs and craftsmanship.
The company was founded by Roger Dubuis and Carlos Dias in Geneva, Switzerland
Roger Dubuis launches its first collection, the Roger Dubuis Easy Diver
Roger Dubuis becomes a member of the Richemont Group
Roger Dubuis introduces its first in-house movement, the caliber RD01SQ
Roger Dubuis launches the Excalibur Spider Skeleton Flying Tourbillon, the first watch with a flying tourbillon and a skeletonized movement
Roger Dubuis unveils the first watch featuring a double flying tourbillon, the Excalibur Spider Double Flying Tourbillon
Roger Dubuis launches the first watch with a micro-rotor in solid gold, the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Automatic Skeleton.
Roger Dubuis launches the Velvet collection inspired by the Art Deco period