Another Record Year for COSC in 2008


After setting records in 2006 and 2007, the Contrôle officiel suisse des chronomètres (COSC) once again issued a record number of attestations in 2008 with 1,599,588, an increase of +8.6% over the 2007 results. The number of timepieces submitted rose by 10.6% to 1,676,515. Of these, 1,536,950 were awarded to mechanical movements and 62,638 went to quartz calibers, with the large majority of the latter (56,224) going to Breitling products.

In terms of manufacturers, there was no change in the leading trio which has stayed the same in recent years: Rolex received 769,850 certificates, followed by Omega with 377,514 and Breitling with 234,021.

The remaining manufacturers to receive at least 1000 certificates are:

Panerai (46,446)
TAG Heuer (35,429)
Chopard (22,977)
Mido (10,870)
Ulysse Nardin (10,249)
Enicar (8,861)
Ebel (8,823)
Corum (8,801)
Chanel (8,407)
Bulgari (8,067)
Rado (5,807)
Ball Watch (4,312)
Tissot (3,767)
Titoni (3,513)
Movado (3,446)
Carl F. Bucherer (2,262)
Concord (2,224)
Porsche Design (2,217)
Montblanc (2,094)
Hermès (2,064)
Tourneau (1,485)
Sinn (1,478)
Bremont (1,466)
Waltham (1,283)
Invicta (1,069)

About Mike Disher

My name is Mike Disher and I am WatchTime's technical editor. My interest in watches dates to 1972 and I caught the internet bug in 1997. In 1999 I combined these interests by joining as its first full-time employee, and later that year I attended my first Basel Fair. I managed TZ from 2000-2007, and in 2008 I joined WatchTime.

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