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Watches from
the Jura mountains.

Who we are?

A region,
a watch.

Founded in 2011 by Jean-Jacques Merlet et Alfonso Osuna, UCS is a watch brand bearing the Franches-Montagnes and Jura’s DNA, a major venue in watchmaking. Carrying the Swiss made label, all models are manufactured in the company’s own workshops in Montfaucon. Not only “Swiss made” but “Jura made”.

Unique and colorful, UCS watches are a source of pride in one’s region, worthy representatives of the originality of the Jura mountains. Their anodized aluminum case and silicon straps make them lightweight and resistant timepieces fit for work and leisure like a horse ride, raclette tasting or a hockey game.

A human-size
company.

UCS brand has been founded in order to regroup the activities of Norkom SA, a subcontracting firm specialized in watches and micro-mechanics and Norkom Formation SA, an experienced trainer to manufacture concrete products proudly carrying the Swiss made label.

From machining the aluminum case to assembly and packaging, from anodizing of aluminum to quality tests: all process steps are realized in the company’s workshops by the approximately 60 employees and learners who get the opportunity to exercise every facet of their trade.

Light and resistant
materials.

UCS cases are made of aluminum, a recyclable material that can be colorized through a process called anodization. This technique produces a thin surface coating of aluminum oxide very hard and porous that can then be stained. Less allergen material, aluminum – like precious metals – allows every day’s wear.

The watch glass is made of a high-quality mineral glass very hard to scratch. UCS timepieces are then appropriate in all environments.

The straps are made of silicon. This material allows a large range of colors. It is hygienic and pleasant to the touch.

Let's talk
about movement.

The Swiss made movements that equip UCS watches are made by the well-known swiss firm ETA SA.

The Lajoux, Noirmont and Rangiers models are equipped by the last generation ETA-F05.412-PreciDrive/HeavyDrive movement. It guarantees a +/- 10 seconds a year time variation in normal conditions (20° C – 30° C). The trade name HeavyDrive means that the watch can support shocks without consequences on the stability of the rate. The lifetime of their batteries is approximately 68 months.

The Rangiers Chrono model is equipped by the last generation PreciDrive/PowerDrive ETA G10.212 movement. It also guarantees a +/- 10 seconds a year time variation in normal conditions (20° C – 30° C). The monitoring of the chronograph offers numerous programming options with a very dynamic display. The lifetime of its battery is approximately 38 months but may vary depending of the use of the chronograph.

Other
features.

Thanks to the materials used in their conception, UCS watches are very lightweight: between 24 and 32 grams depending on the model. They’re also 3 bars waterproof, which means 30 meters deep.

Then, why not diving in the Doubs?

History.

2020
Relooking of the Lajoux, Noirmont and Rangiers models.and setting of the Classic, Limited and, Customized lines. Integration of the last generation ETA movements in the UCS timepieces (PMI – Premium Movement Inside).
2020
March 2019
UCS takes part in the Treasure Hunters game and develops a specific Superkids model.
March 2019
2018
Launch of a line of UCS jewelry pieces and first Black Friday of the brand.
2018
September 2017
Superkids watches are sold in Migros supermarkets.
September 2017
April 2017
The new Superkids watch configurator is online.
April 2017
December 2016
The brand celebrates its 5th year of age and launch its first chronograph.
December 2016
August 2016
Launching of the action "watch of the month".
August 2016
April 2016
Creation of the children's watch SuperKids with an app to learn how to tell time.
April 2016
December 2015
Xmas pop-up store in Porrentruy.
December 2015
2015
The first UCS configurator is online.
2015
September 2014
2nd expanding of Norkom's infrastructures adding cafeteria and office.
September 2014
2012
The new collections are shown in restaurant Merkur in Biel/Bienne.
2012
2011
Creation of a special watch celebrating Didier Cuche's five crystal bowls.
2011
29 April 2011
First UCS online shop after 16 months of work. First public showings.
29 April 2011
January 2010
The UCS watch project is launched.
January 2010
August 2009
1st expanding of Norkom's infrastructures.
August 2009
1st of January 2006
Dressa SA's old factory is bought by MO Holding SA which names it Norkom Formation SA.
1st of January 2006

Our collections.