Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier – ExtraFlat Flying Tourbillon 5430 and How a Flying Tourbillon works

Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier – ExtraFlat Flying Tourbillon 5430 and How a Flying Tourbillon works

Recently we presented to you an itemized take a gander at Vaucher Manufacture, quite possibly the most conspicuous high-grade mechanical producers for outsiders in the watch business ( read our article here ). During our visit to the Manufacture we likewise accepted the open door to go involved with Vaucher’s most recent turn of events, the Seed VMF 5430. Today we show you an inside and out gander at this extra-level flying tourbillon movement.

Vaucher Manufacture stands firm on a remarkable foothold among the high-grade development makers, being one of the uncommon ones with an ‘modern’ creation limit. At the higher-finish of the market, Vaucher likewise offers complicated developments, incorporating some with tourbillon escapement. Among these, the Seed VMF 5430 is one of its most recent creations.

The type Seed VMF 5430 is essential for the 5400 group of extra-level developments. While the 5400 is initially a programmed development with miniature rotor, the 5430 is a hand-wound development directed by a flying tourbillon at 9 o’clock. It is made of 160 sections and highlights 22 gems. Its force hold is of 48 hours with a recurrence 21’600 vibrations for every hour.


For the ‘limited time’ form, the development is pleasantly gotten done with round graining on the principle plate. The scaffolds highlight twofold snailing. The chamfers, sinks and counter-sinks are jewel cleaned. The screw heads are dark cleaned. Normally however, the entirety of this is completely customizable. Let’s investigate its internal workings.

The gear train engineering is conventional. Energy is put away inside the barrel (1) containing the heart that controls the development. The movement is communicated through the middle wheel (2), awkward extra person wheel (3) and fourth wheel (4 – seconds haggle) a mediator wheel (5) to drive the Tourbillon carriage (6). The fixed toothing (in red above) communicates the movement to the departure wheel (7), which thusly moves driving forces to the equilibrium wheel (8). The Tourbillon pivots on fired ball bearings.

The tourbillon confine is made of light titanium. The anchor is made of nickel (Mimotec) and the departure wheel is in steel. Inverse the departure wheel, two metal stabilizers balance the enclosure. The upper piece of the confine is made of steel. This is commonly a section (along with the extensions) that is frequently altered to suit the particulars of the customer, as its shape is regularly seen as a mark for brands.

The Seed VMF 5430 is accessible with a base creation of 10 pieces. Normally, customization is accessible for little arrangement. Most likely you will see it driving the assortments of a few brands soon!

Technical particulars – Vaucher 5430 extra-slight flying tourbillon with manual winding

  • Fitting measurements: 30.5mm
  • Thickness: 3.4mm to the dial uphold, (4.2mm to the highest point of the tourbillon)
  • Balance: variable idleness with gold dormancy block, portable equilibrium stud holder, level equilibrium spring. Latency: 5.75 mg/cm2.
  • Frequency: 3Hz. 21.600 vibrations per hour
  • Power save: 48 hours
  • Jewels: 22
  • Number of components: 160