Corum, the Swiss-made luxury watch brand, and Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier, one of Switzerland’s finest mechanical movement makers, have signed an agreement to develop new movements exclusive to Corum. The contract is something of a coup for Corum, located in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, with U.S. offices in Irvine, Calif. Vaucher is selective about whom it chooses to work with.
The new pact, announced Apr. 25, continues a collaboration that began with the re-engineering of the movement for the successful relaunch of Corum’s Golden Bridge timepiece (2005), a project taking about three years.
The new, long-term pact reinforces Corum’s position as a high-end Swiss watcmaker and will enable it to broaden its range of exclusive calibers, taking it into new categories of complication watches, say officials.
VMF, located in Fleurier, Switzerland, specializes in custom-made parts, as well as in the exclusive and individual production of components according to client specifications. One of its best-known clients is the luxury watch brand Parmigiani, also in Fleurier and known for its haute horlogerie limited-edition timepieces. Both are owned by the Sandoz Family Foundation, headquartered in Pully, Switzerland, which also has holdings in the pharmaceutical and hotel industries and in new technologies.