In a bold move for a manufacture to the industry, Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier (VMF) has announced its Open R&D program, what it calls “a one-stop-shop for watchmaking projects.”
Vaucher, best known for being the in-house supplier of movements to Parmigiani Fleurier and Hermès (Hermès owns 25% of VMF), is now making its capabilities open to clients anywhere in the world.
Here are the services that Vaucher will now offer these third-party clients:
Development – Study and development by the VMF technical office
Prototyping – Development of prototypes. The tests within the VMF laboratory make it possible to carry out homologations according to standardized or specific procedures.
Industrialization and production – The competence and experience of the VMF production structure guarantees efficient and controlled production processes. VMF products are manufactured exclusively within the framework of the Swiss Made designation.
Reliability – The mechanisms, movements and watches produced by Vaucher are designed to work for many years. The products are certified Chronofiable. Upon request, COSC certification can be implemented.
After Sales Service – The design and manufacturing quality of VMF products ensure long-term reliability. Its integrated structure also ensures responsive and quality service. Training, documentation and technical assistance are provided as needed
One of the current partners already using this Open R&D program is Octavio Garcia’s Gorilla Fastback Drift watch. Here is a video about that project.
VMF is uniquely positioned to offer its clients made-to-order movements, created from scratch.
“Anyone with an original concept can rely on Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier to implement it,” says Jean-Daniel Dubois, CEO, Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier in an exclusive interview with Revolution.Watch. “We offer all the capacity of a manufacturing outfit able to guarantee a reliable quality process right through to after-sales service. Such a comprehensive service is unique in our industry.”