1976 - Vallée de Joux

Vallée de Joux

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.