I recently read that it takes about a year to make a Role and that Lang & Heyne make one watch in about a week. When I look at the results of those respective periods of time, consider their potential implications and try to reconcile those things, well, they just don't reconcile, and especially not normatively relative to the output differences.
Take a look at LH's cases, dials and movements and then at Rolex's. It does not to me make sense that the latter, plus a bracelet, should take about a year, yet the former takes about a week. Trying to reconcile the two production periods vis-a-vis their outputs makes me ask questions like, but not limited to, the following?
- Do Rolex have massive/frequent rejections at one or several stages in the production process?
- Are LH cutting cutting corners all over the place?
- Is there a bottleneck in Rolex's production process that doesn't exist at LH?
- Is LH not nearly as in-house as it seems?
- Is the basis for the respective production assertions vastly different?
IDK what reconciles the two production-period statements, but I know there're facts and context that do.