Are Hugo Boss watches Swiss Made?

Hugo Boss is a German fashion house that specializes in the production and sale of stunning luxury clothing and accessories. Over the years, the accessories division of the company, in partnership with the Movado Group, has produced marvelous and stunning watches and has become one of the top luxury watch brands.

There is a small selection of Hugo Boss watches that are Swiss-made, and another section that makes use of Swiss movement.

In which country are Hugo Boss watches made? 

Hugo Boss watches are manufactured in Switzerland by Movado’s watchmaking workshop.
The watch brand also has a large percentage of its watches produced in Asia, particularly China, just as many watch brands do. 

Before its partnership with Movado, Hugo had most of its watches made by several third-party companies, some of which are located in Germany and Italy. The Fossil group was said to have also been involved in producing Hugo Boss watches at one point.

Who makes Hugo Boss watches?

The Movado Group produces watches for Hugo Boss.

The Movado Group, founded in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland is responsible for the designing, manufacturing, and distribution of Hugo Boss watches, among other brands. Since entering into an exclusive license agreement with the brand in 2005, the Movado Group has taken over the production of Boss’s timepieces.

  • About Movado group

Movado, meaning “always in motion” , was founded by a 19-year-old entrepreneur, Achilles Ditesheim, in his village, La Chaux-de-Fonds. The brand was later acquired by Gedalio Grinberg, a visionary entrepreneur who played a huge role in shaping Movado into the worldwide recognized brand that it has become today. Apart from owning their own watch brands, Movado designs and produces watches for other renowned brands. 

  • Does Movado make watches for other brands as well?

Aside from owning their brands, which are – Movado watches, Concord, and EBEL, Movado designs, manufactures, and distributes watches for other recognized watch brands including:

· Coach


· Lacoste


· Olivia Burton

· Tommy Hilfiger

· Scuderia Ferrari Orologi

· Rebecca Minkoff

Some of these brands do not own workshops, but simply provide the funding required to produce their watches to their specifications, and then name the watches after their brands when production is over.

What movement do BOSS watches use?

Depending on the model of the watch, Movado can use a range of movements in production.

For their Swiss-made models, Movado formerly made use of the ETA movement but has switched to the Ronda movement recently. An example of a model that uses Swiss movement is the ‘Stainless Steel Swiss Quartz Chronograph watch’

The Hugo Boss Navigator make use of Japanese Quartz Chronograph movement. 

All in all, HUGO usually use quartz movement. 

Be it Japanese or Swiss, quartz movements are often fairly affordable and provide accurate and reliable timekeeping.

  • Does Movado make the movement for BOSS watches?

The ETA movement and Ronda movement are both Swiss-made movements. Ronda produces mechanical automatic movements and quartz watch movements.

Where are the designs of the watches made?

Movado Group does not disclose where it comes up with designs for Hugo Boss watches or any other brand under them. This has left a lot of people with guesses as to where these beautiful timepieces are designed by the company.

Some say the watches are designed at the workshop in Switzerland, while others argue that the designs are constructed at Hugo Boss’s headquarters in Germany. We cant know for sure where those timepieces are designs, but it doesnt make it less desirable.

Do BOSS watches compare to other designers’ watches? 

Within the watch industry, Hugo Boss has a pretty good reputation. Their watches are built to a high-end finish with a real focus on the style and look of the timepieces. If you’re looking for a watch from a recognizable designer brand that will wow people, Hugo Boss is worth considering. 

That being said, when compared to designer watches like Gucci, Armani, Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, and the likes, Hugo Boss has a very long way to go.
These other designer brands Scream Luxury at its peak, but Hugo Boss is still a bit modest in that area.

Are BOSS watches luxury?

HUGO BOSS specializes in crafting luxury watches. The brand offers a line of luxurious fashion watches which are reliable, smart, and perfect for all occasions. These designer watches are produced with high-end and quality materials. 

History of HUGO BOSS

Hugo Boss, often styled as BOSS, is a German fashion brand that sells clothing, accessories, footwear, and fragrances. It is one of the largest German clothing companies, with global sales of 2.9 billion Euros as of 2019.

Founded in 1924, HUGO BOSS originally produced uniforms, general-purpose clothing, and workwear. After the Second World War, Hugo Boss turned its focus to men’s suits. Years after, the fashion house evolved to include accessories, which included majorly watches. The watchmaking was handled by many third parties, until 2005, when it signed an agreement with the Movado Group and has been producing watches under their management since then.


Hugo boss has made a name for itself in the watch-making industry. Not many designer brands can pull off launching into the highly competitive world of watchmaking. The brand might not be ranked among the top world-recognized watch brands, but it has certainly made a name for itself among luxury brands.

A fine mix of durability and ambiance, The BOSS unisex watches have proved to be both cost-effective and aesthetically pleasing. 

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