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 Self-winding - 3 hands - date  Main dimensions  (Diameter 25.60 - 26.20 mm)  
Thickness of 3.7 mm. Power reserve (double barrel) 50h. Number of components 189. Jewels 28. Frequency 4 Hz (28’800. A/h). Type of balance Variable inertia with gold inertia blocks. Balance-spring Flat. Oscillating weight Tungsten.  Oscillating weight winding direction Single direction, in anti-clockwise sense of the weight, viewing from the dial side.

The movement with the rotor, balance cock and balance removed.

The movement with the rotor, balance cock and balance removed.

The top surface of the bridges are finished with Geneva stripes, the lower with a snailing effect. The engraving is executed at the same time as the bridge is machined.

The top surface of the bridges are finished with Geneva stripes, the lower with a snailing effect. The engraving is executed at the same time as the bridge is machined.

Profile view of the movement with the rotor weight removed. The step is to allow room for the rotor weight.

The movement partially dismantled.

Exploded view of the bridge side of the movement

Exploded view of the bridge side of the movement

Exploded view of the setting mechanism

Exploded view of the setting mechanism

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