Fabrique Pour Vacheron Constantin

I've seen a few clocks and pocket watches marked "Fabrique Pour Vacheron & Constantin" but cannot identify the actual maker.  Does anyone have an idea?

Fabrique Pour Vacheron Constantin

Fabrique Pour Vacheron Constantin

History would suggest it may be LeCoultre but I cannot locate similar models from that manufacture.  Appreciate any help or suggestions Fabrique Pour Vacheron Constantin
It seems that these watches were made by different watchmakers from
04/20/2010 - 15:53
the Jura region specially selected by VC and which were sold via the VC boutique in Geneva probably starting 1906. In a letter from 1917, Charles Constantin writes: " All our clients can not afford a Vacheron Constantin watch and not wanting to sell brands other than our own, this intelligent solution has been of great service to us..." I guess a bit like Trident, watches with "Fabriquée pour VC" were some kind of sub brand of VC.
"This intelligent solution"
04/20/2010 - 18:19
Ha, I like that quote...thanks so much Alex .  Do you have a master list of the manufactures used by VC for these "satellite" watches?
a non exhaustive list of the makers
04/21/2010 - 13:20
Brandt et Hoffmann from Bienne /Biel  Mathey Tissot & Cie from Ponts de Martel Georges Jules Sandoz from La Chaux de Fonds H Moser & Cie from Le Locle (who also made a number of the Corps of Engineer watches) Kurth frères from Granges Schild Frères & Co from Granges There were smaller makers (in quantity) such as  L. Tardy or G. Sordet from the Canton of Geneva 
Very interesting!
04/21/2010 - 13:46
I recognize a couple of the names, but didn't know there were so many others.  BR, Dan
Fantastic Info Alex!
04/22/2010 - 00:09
Those names reminded me to consult my Paulson's Master Key Swiss Movement Catalog.  After some page-flipping I found the Fabrique Pour Vacheron Constantin movements pictured here were made by Orion.  In 1949 they offered 16 movements in 9 calibres. Like the others, all very honorable 2nd tier makers, Orion did not survive the quartz revolution .
good eye! Orion was born as Brandt & Hofmann in 1876 and changed
04/22/2010 - 17:22
its name to Orion in 1919 when Hofmann took leave of the company. Letter to VC from 1919 indicating the change of denomination: 1929 Orion was still in business with VC
I always wanted to solve that mystery.
04/20/2010 - 18:23
I always wanted to solve that mystery. The thing is that all the pocket watches marked "Fabrique Pour Vacheron & Constantin" have similar: 1. movements 2. serial numbers 3. dials So maybe there is one particular watchmaker who made those. Alex could you please help? Here are photos of my pocket watch… While servicing… And another watch from an older post here on THL
Great Pics
04/20/2010 - 23:47
Thanks for sharing.  Yes, the same movement!  I have seen another variation but this is the most common of the Fabrique Pour VC genre.  I agree it must be the same maker...