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Wednesday, 19 June 2013
Rolex is still Number 1, well at least in the eyes of the COSC
INDUSTRY NEWS; Rolex still number 1 in COSC movements
Wed, 19 June 2013 11:07
Once again Rolex has topped the list of movements certified by COSC; in 2012 the organisation qualified 798,935 movements from Rolex, a rise of almost 6.5% over 2011. As all Rolex Oyster watches are COSC rated, this is a pretty accurate total of watches produced by the firm.
And once more, Omega was in second place with 526,046 movements, up by 3.3% and Breitling followed with 156,773 pieces, 1.5% more than 2011.
I mention movements, not watches, as the COSC tests uncased movements, not watches.
The assumption is that Tudor produce around 200,000 watches a year, which means that when you also add in the unknown number of Cellini watches, Rolex factories are now producing well over one million watches a year.