Corum, the Swiss-made luxury watch, 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, Swit-zerland, with U.S. offices in Irvine, Calif. Vaucher is selective about whom it chooses to work with.
The new pact, announced in April, continues a collaboration that began with the reengineering 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 watchmaker and will enable it to broaden its range of exclusive calibres, taking it into new categories of complication watches, say its officials.
VMF, in Fleurier, Switzerland, specializes in custom-made parts as well as exclusive and individual production of components, according to client specifications. One of its best-known clients is luxury watch brand Parmigiani, also in Fleurier and known for its haute horlogerie limited-edition timepieces. Both are owned by the Sandoz Family Foundation, in Pully, Switzerland, which also has holdings in the pharmaceutical and hotel industries and in new technologies.