And not one, including me, happened across the most plausible surmise at the time.
The Kowloon supplier to invicter ordered both the movement and the DD module then proceeded to crowbar the poor module onto the movement resulting in a fucked up mess. They were then sent via container to EEEEall Lalo who couldn't be arsed to check one out prior to selling the overpriced case full of fuckups.
The DD rep didn't know about a sale to invicter because invicter bought neither the movement nor the module. Both were purchased by Heromex who didn't know the subtleties of the module so fucked it up.
You'll never find a sale recorded to invicter. The modules could have been grey but didn't need to be because Eyal not only has no Swiss factories, he doesn't buy his own components either.
Millionsmart operates similarly - note under the inexplicably named "factory tour" tab we find the following:
70% of our materials and components are imported form China, 15% from Japan and 15% from Swiss.
Makes sense actually - Hong Kong and Chinese watch suppliers have better purchasing power than a fleet of invicters. They're selling to every swinging dick with an internet account and access to Kickstarter or GoFundMe. Also every Wing, House, Betosh and whatthefuckever - that's a bunch of purchasing chops there.
Mama Lalo didn't raise no idgits though. Eyal wasn't about to fess up that his Chinese supplier bought the things and fucked them up all while printing "Swiss Made" on the dial. "Loud conversations" with DD sounded ever so much better but not being a customer of record poor Lalo had no standing with DD so was left fabricating a fairy tale - an endeavor at which he's particularly adept.
The above plausible speculation is brought to you by William of Ockham (c. 1287–1347) who was taking a nap when the DD fuck up first manifested.