The part-exchange of Breguet by the Chaumet brothers and then by the financial company Investcorp galvanize the watchmaking House during a period which is favorable to evolutions. No longer able to respond to the increasing demand from the traditional markets or the emerging ones like Asia, Breguet decides to invest in new premises, still in the Vallée de Joux, proof of its trust in the future.
Transfer of the Breguet workshops to the Vallée de Joux. Henceforth, the entire production is based in Switzerland.
This famous valley in the canton of Vaud in the Swiss Jura has longstanding links with the history of Breguet. In the mid-nineteenth century, the firm used mouvement blanks from the Vallée de Joux, and later on, from the 1920s, Breguet commissioned Vallée de Joux watchmakers to make its most prestigious pieces, induding perpétuelle and tourbillon watches and those with many complications. And finally, in 1976, the Breguet workshops moved to premises in the Vallée de Joux, situated initially at Le Brassus and Le Sentier, and later, from the summer of 1994, in a very large restored building on the shores of the Lac de Joux, in the village of L’Abbaye. The L’Abbaye building now houses Breguet’s administrative headquarters, while the factory is housed in large modern buildings in the village of L’Orient, constructed on the former Nouvelle Lémania site between 2001 and 2014.