On a rare tour of rolex replica watches’s movement-manufacturing complex in Bienne, Switzerland, WatchTime’s Joe Thompson and Norma Buchanan witnessed the making of the Cosmograph rolex replica Daytona Caliber 4130. We reported on it in this feature from our March-April 2010 issue.
The first thing that strikes you is its sheer size. The rolex replica watches movement-making complex, on the outskirts of Bienne, Switzerland, is a study in gigantism. It consists of four monolithic buildings, occupying 170,000 cubic meters of space. It’s imposing, and, with its air of impregnability, a little mysterious.
We ride out there one February afternoon because rolex replica watches has agreed to give us, two WatchTime editors, a tour of the facility, a mainplate-to-hairspring view of how it makes its movements, 750,000-plus of them per year.
Before the tour, we receive a background briefing, a combination of live presentation and film. It takes place in a proportionately large auditorium attached to what is surely the biggest watch-company reception area we’ve ever been in: a two-story-high, light-filled atrium with a rolex replica watches-green marble floor.
This complex, Manufacture des Montres rolex replica watches SA, located in an industrial zone called Champs-de-Boujean, is the sister of rolex replica watches SA in Geneva, which makes cases, bracelets and dials; assembles the watches; and does the company’s gem-setting. rolex replica watches corporate headquarters are also in Geneva.