The production independence of a movement would not be complete without managing the manufacture of the watch's regulating part, the key component at the heart of the movement. Thanks to Atokalpa, which was welcomed into the watchmaking facility in December 2000, this decisive stage is fully integrated. Based in Alle, in the Jura, the heart of the profile-turning industry, Atokalpa is a long-standing specialist in manufacturing gear trains, pinions and micro-gears which constitute the moving parts of the mechanical watch. Since 2005, Atokalpa has been producing all the constituent components of the escapement and the regulating part, in all around twenty parts, including the escapement wheel, pallet fork, plate, balance and balance-spring. An uncommon technical and industrial feat, the production of these key components raises the watchmaking facility to the rank of a genuine integrated manufacture.
Elwin, a profile-turning company based in Moutier (Bernese Jura), has also been part of the Sandoz Family Foundation since January 2001, supplementing the component production capacity. Created by the third generation of a line of industrialists who have been specialising in profile turning for watchmaking (mainly balance staffs) since 1912, Elwin now employs eleven highly qualified staff at its new 1700 m2 production site, which opened in June 2010.