The Reason

The Vaucher calibers present on the site are examples from a manufacturing structure that has the capabilities to produce virtually every component of a calibre, and provide these products tailored to its customers requirements from 10 examples until many thousands.

Vaucher has between 30-40 clients, including some of the most famous houses in the watch industry. During 2017 they produced over fifteen thousand calibers. Their capacity of production is thirty five thousand pieces per year.


Each caliber developed at Vaucher manufacture costs up to five million Swiss francs to develop and takes between three to five years depending on complexity.

Functions & Complications Flying tourbillon at 9 o'clock Main dimensions. Dimateter 13 ¼” (30.00 mm) Thickness of 3.4 mm. Indications. Hours, minutes, small seconds. Power reserve 48 h. Number of components 160. Jewels 22. Frequency 3 Hz (21’600 A/h). Type of balance Variable inertia with gold inertia blocks. Type of balance-spring Flat. Chronometry Variable inertia balance. Tourbillon.

The tourbillon cage and its bridge assembled and removed from the main movement.

The assembled tourbillon cage separate from the movement.

 The version of the 5430 on the left is made in titanium and gold. Titanium is a more complex material to make bridges from compared to brass or German silver which are traditionally used in watchmaking, but lends itself to the more modern design of this calibre and the black PVD surface finish.

The version of the 5430 on the left is made in titanium and gold. Titanium is a more complex material to make bridges from compared to brass or German silver which are traditionally used in watchmaking, but lends itself to the more modern design of this calibre and the black PVD surface finish.

Multiple views of the titanium and gold version of the Vaucher 5430

A partially exploded view of the movement, the setting mechanism and cage remain fully assembled.

 Exploded view of the bridge side of the movement

Exploded view of the bridge side of the movement

The films shown below are from Vaucher's website and provide extra details into each calibre as well as their system CLA for final quality control of assembled watches.


You can learn more about Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier at  www.vauchermanufacture.swiss