GEARTRAINS

Manufacturer of mechanical watchmaking components, watchmaking geartrains, and micromechanical parts

MANUFACTURING OF WATCHMAKING GEARTRAINS

AFFOLTER specializes in watchmaking geartrains, offering a limited range of products but unbeatable expertise. From single discs to more complex discs, from functional geartrains to geartrains bearing the Geneva Seal, and from small batches to large-scale production runs, we put our 100 years of expertise to good use.

Pignons - Affolter Pignons - rouages Horlogers

PINIONS

Starting with just a steel bar, our CNC and cam-type profile turning machines give shape to axles and pinions...

Manufacture of turned pinions

Starting with just a steel bar, our CNC and cam-type profile turning machines give shape to axles and pinions.
We use our own high-performance AFFOLTER CNC cutting machines Our infrastructure is the key to producing top-quality burnishing and polishing finishes and includes heat treatment and washing processes.

Fabrication de roues d'horlogerie

GEARS

From developing and manufacturing stamps to creating high-end surface finishes...

Manufacture of stamped gears

From developing and manufacturing stamps to creating high-end surface finishes (circular graining, grooving, and chamfering), Affolter flawlessly executes every step of gear manufacturing. Our stable of innovative and exclusive “Affolter platform machines” can create quality components at industrial production rates. Gear hobbing is carried out on our AFFOLTER AF101 automated equipment.

Roue d'horlogerie - Affolter Pignons - Rouages horlogers

GEARTRAINS

Our assembly workshop is the place for riveting and driving axles, gears, and other components...

MANUFACTURING OF WATCHMAKING GEARTRAINS

Our assembly workshop is the place for riveting and driving axles, gears, and other components, such as heart-pieces, in industrial processes.

Our expertise also extends to complex and delicate operations such as indenting and the assembly of friction wheels.

These discs and other watchmaking components make up your movement

  • Second disc

  • Intermediate disc

  • Minute disc

  • Center disc

  • Ratchet spindle

  • Ratchet wheel

  • Chrono counter disc

  • Cannon-pinion disc (friction)

  • Crown disc

  • Hour wheel

  • Intermediate wheel

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THE CRAFT AND THE MATERIAL

Our manufacturing methods get the very best out of the standard materials. We also challenge ourselves by working with new materials on a regular basis.

Choose the material for your components…

  • 20AP steel

  • Finemac steel

  • X35ST+ stainless steel

  • 4C27A stainless steel

  • Beryllium copper

  • Brass

  • Durnico maraging steel

  • Nickel silver

…our specialty is the art of microtechnical manufacturing

High-performance equipment for manufacturing your components

THE FINISHING TOUCH

The finishing touches on our components are the reason behind our reputation and success. A particular strength is our expertise in burnishing and various polishing techniques.

We also have an excellent command of the following finishes, which we offer to our customers.

  • Indenting

  • Sunray decoration

  • Circular graining

  • Snailing

  • Leaf polishing

  • Leaf polishing
    on wooden grinding wheels

Certificat Poinçon de Genève
Expertise reflected in manufacturing

Are you looking to produce small or large quantities of watchmaking components?

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