Beyond Switzerland: “If you thought great timepieces were strictly a Swiss tradition, get set as watchesonce again go global” By Laurie Kahle Cigar aficionado, April 2014, pp. 124-132
Also based in Pennsylvania, Roland G. Murphy’s namesake RGM brand is the only one that has managed to make three calibers domestically with 90 percent of the parts developed in-house. RGM’s American- made movements currently power about 25 percent of the brand’s annual production of 250 to 300 pieces. The Pennsylvania Tourbillon ($95,000) is its latest horological achievement. “There are other companies trying to say ‘Made in U.S.A.’ when they are really just assembling watches or movements,” says Murphy, who points out that the lines between manufacturing and assembling are often blurred.
“We actually make watches.”