A week after Watches & Wonders was over, I had a casual and relaxed conversation via Teams with Gregory Bruttin, Product Strategy Director at Roger Dubuis.
Gregory Bruttin is Product Strategy Director at Roger Dubuis since 2015, a period in which we have seen some hard-core hyper horology examples. This year, he also celebrates 20 years since he started working for the independent brand. So Gregory is the perfect person to ask for details about Roger Dubuis’s brand.
Our topics are:
Aesthetics and craftsmanship: the Roger Dubuis Knights of the Round Table MT/X is a watch that combines the hyper of everything: horological creativity with horological technicality:
– what has led to the choice of materials and, especially, colours?
– what were the main technical obstacles met in fulfilling the creative desire?
– how is built? layering process, techniques… (Is the weight of the “hands” difficult to drive by the central tourbillon? Chronometric issues caused by the whole design during shocks and other fast moves)
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Monobalancier – another legendary piece from Roger Dubuis:
– What are the difficulties in combining hyper mechanics with excellency certification like Poinçon de Genève?
– What drives the choice of materials behind these powerful mechanics? The choice of Tungsten for micro-rotor and the diamond-coated silicon escapement…
Driving innovations and future sustainability:
– RD has a lot of collaboration with Lamborghini and Pirelli – how do these powerful houses work together?
– What the future will bring for RD? something that can be shared?
– Everyone talks about sustainability: how is RD seeing the present and the future of upcycling, recycling and neutral carbon manufacturing processes?