Dear.Alex and Friends

I want to know about VCVJ which develops the complicated watches of VC.

It is honorable if you teach about VCVJ.

Thank you for your consideration


Previously known as HDG (Haut de Gamme), the company was specialised
12/11/2007 - 16:13

in making complications for third party clients. They were mostly known for their perpetual calendar with retrograde date module which was used by many big names (ie: VC, Breguet ...)

Vacheron Constantin was bought in 1996 by Richemont and the holding company realised that it was time for the brand to live up to its historical heritage of high complications and two years later, in 1998, Vacheron Constantin bought HDG and renamed it VCVJ (Vacheron Constantin Vallée du Joux).

Located in the Vallée du Joux VCVJ is basically Vacheron Constantin's R&D headquarters, its here that the inhouse calibers are developed.  The amazing Tour de l'Ile, Saint Gervais, Patrimony Traditionnelle Grande Complication etc.. were alsodeveloped here as are some of the fascinating VCs you will see in the future.

Even though it is mainly a R&D base VCVJ also employs watchmakers who work on the assembly of the more complicated pieces of the VC collection.

It is important to underline that ever since going under VC ownership VCVJ no longer supplies third parties. VCVJ  currently employs about 70 people.

Alex, thank-you for these great tidbits of knowledge!
12/11/2007 - 17:56


thank you, the 1st movement they worked on as VCVJ was cal 1400 nt
12/11/2007 - 23:09


Thanks, Alex! Looking forward to more goodies from VCVJ! (nt)
12/12/2007 - 00:43


Re: Previously known as HDG (Haut de Gamme), the company was specialised
12/12/2007 - 12:25

Thank you.

I'm sorry that the reply slows. Why are the production of complicatin watches in  "Vally de Joux" provinces active?

What do you think though I think that you should move VCVJ to Geneva to acquire the Geneva stamp?

Best regards.


I can only guess that the workshops were kept in the Vallée du
12/12/2007 - 15:56

Joux because the employees were already there as were the machines and there was no necessity to team them up all in Geneva. There are also many watchmakers working at VCVJ who are from the region and absolutely had no intention of leaving.

Considering the fact the VCVJ is mainly a R&D facility I don't think it is necessary to heve them in Geneva as the Geneva Seal applies to assembly in Geneva not movement conception.

Re: I can only guess that the workshops were kept in the Vallée du
12/13/2007 - 06:02

I understood it well. I expect announcement of the development of the movement that VCVJ surprises us from now on. Please announce it by all means Hour Louge when you visited VCVJ.

I wait for pleasure. Always thank you.


wow, sorta like Audemars with Renaud & Papi
12/12/2007 - 16:57

interesting to know

exactly, other than VCVJ works exclusively for VC (nt)
12/12/2007 - 17:11


thanks for the info! (nt)
12/12/2007 - 21:05