Roberge Watches

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Roberge watches uphold the distinguished tradition of Swiss watchmaking. In fact, instead of the usual "Swiss Made" mark that appears on most watches, Roberge watches are marked with "Manufacture en Suisse" the brand's seal of quality insuring that the timepieces crafted in its Le Brassus, Switzerland, factory are 100 percent Swiss even down to the smallest components. All movements and external components are made entirely in Switzerland in cooperation with top-flight suppliers. While known for its savoir faire in design and craftsmanship, Roberge established its reputation not in the past, but on knowledge and mastery of watchmaking. The Roberge workshop, a model of precision, is under the supervision of Jean-Daniel Dubois. The 17 Roberge master craftsmen make only 4,000 watches a year.

History of Roberge Watches

Although the Roberge brand was launched in 1972, the story behind the brand's creation dates back to the mid-19th century: for more than 110 years, four generations of the Mouawad family have worked in the fine jewelry and watchmaking trade. Robert Mouawad and his three sons continue this family tradition, adorning watches with precious stones to create one-of-a-kind jewelry watches.
When they established the Mouawad Group in Geneva, Switzerland, the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry, their business evolved from making jewelry watches to full-fledged watchmakers. Their new brand name, Roberge, was a combination of Robert Mouawad's first name and the first syllable of Geneva. By 1995, the brand had grown enough to built an new factory in the Vallee de Joux, the cradle of the Swiss high watch tradition.

Roberge is renowned for its originality in design and the quality of its watchmaking skill, whether of automatic chronographs, grand complications, stainless steel styles, or haute joaillerie. The attention to detail and design can be seen in the Andromede chronograph: the dial follows the cambered oval shape of the case and even the hands are rounded. While the first Roberge collections consisted mostly of men's automatic and hand-wound mechanicals, the latest collections include women's styles in rose, yellow, and white gold as well as steel. In addition the same high quality automatic mechanical movements are available in women's watches as well: unusual, since the intricate mechanism is difficult to execute in a smaller size.

Characteristics of Roberge Watches

Adherence to traditional know-how in such specialized crafts as engraving, gem-setting, and case-making has made Roberge watches sought after by connoisseurs and collectors. In addition to offering many of its styles in white, pink or yellow 18k gold as well as stainless steel, Roberge also has devised innovative gem-setting techniques for watches, including diamonds in steel and even pastel hues of sapphires. In addition to offering hand-crafted metal bracelets in steel and precious metals, the brand's straps can be found in exotic leather, such as lizard or crocodile, and in satin versions for women.

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