Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier
Founded in 2003 in Fleurier in the Val-de-Travers in Switzerland, Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier (VMF) is a manufacturer of high-end watches, movements and watchmaking mechanisms. VMF produces movements for Parmigiani Fleurier and Hermès (for its house movements) and is the partner of other prestigious brands. On their behalf, VMF manufactures customized calibres and develops exclusive Haute Horlogerie mechanisms starting from a blank sheet.
The majority shareholders of Vaucher Manufacture are SFF LMH and Hermès International.
Independence and vertical integration
A centre for watchmaking
Together with our sister companies, we form a complete artisanal-industrial watchmaking centre, integrating all the know-how that contributes to the development of a timepiece, from the manufacture of the hairspring to gear trains; from the case to the dial, all the links join up to produce a verticalized, independent manufacture, one which is unconditionally creative and honest in the excellence of its quality.
The five entities that make up Vaucher Manufacture offer their skills and products to high-end watchmakers. With their spirit of innovation, impeccable product quality and respect for Swiss industrial tradition, each of the companies in our centre of watchmaking expertise brings to life every day the know-how that forms our heritage.
The portrait of a one-of-a-kind watchmaker
We are a competitive, reliable, high quality Swiss Made supplier for our shareholder and corporate partners, as well as for other Swiss or international watchmaking clients.
We are also a strategic channel for brands wishing to access high-end Swiss Made watchmaking.
We develop, produce and market high-end watch movements and watchmaking mechanisms which combine industrial reliability and added-value craftsmanship.
We build long-term partnership relationships with our prestigious client-base.
A historic tradition of watchmaking
Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier est l’héritière d’une longue tradition horlogère qui trouve ses origines au 18e siècle, alors que les Vaucher réalisaient leurs premiers mouvements à Fleurier, là où bat aujourd’hui le pouls de la manufacture.
Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier is the heir to a long tradition which has its origins in the 18th century, when the Vaucher family produced their first movements in Fleurier, the home of the manufacture today.
Considered as the first “small-scale” watchmaker of the village of Fleurier at the time of its origins in 1730, David-Jean-Jacques-Henri Vaucher trained many apprentices, including the young Ferdinand Berthoud, who some years later, with Harrison, became one of the founding fathers of chronometry and was appointed Watchmaker to the King in France.
In keeping with this philosophy, Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier continues to pass on knowledge, training numerous apprentices and sharing its expertise as a movement manufacturer with talented watchmakers.
The Vaucher Manufacture logo
The logo is a tribute to the Vauchers, a large family of Fleurier watchmakers especially well-known in trade with China in the 19th century. The logo is based on the family coat of arms of the Vauchers of Fleurier, which was a blue shield horizontally barred with a yellow band, with a diamond point between two red roses. This core motif is taken as a base, the diamond point in the centre intending to show Fleurier as the crossroads between four neighbouring watchmaking regions: Franche-Comté, the Vallée de Joux, Geneva and the Neuchâtel Mountains. As for the original five-petaled roses, after various drafts they are presented as two circular points stabilizing the central diamond motif. This beautiful adaptation creates for VMF a clear, clean and precise image of our business, as do the mechanisms we make there.