Breguet is making an increasing number of their own movements these days, in part because they changed the name of Lemania to Manufacture Breguet (Lemania made a variety of Breguet movements for many years as a sister company to the brand). They also used a great number of movement from JLC and Frederic Piguet, notably the Piguet 1185 chronograph movement found in the older Marine Chronograph and the Piguet 71 in most of their ultrathin Classique models with or without various complications added. The Piguet 71 is now owned and manufactured by Breguet exclusively as the Cal. 502.
Many of the modern Breguets that use movements from other makers are based on the Piguet 1150, a two barrel automatic movement used by a variety of high-end makers and extensively by Blancpain, the sister company of Frederic Piguet. This is the movement found in the Breguet Marine as the Cal. 517GG.
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Does Audemars Piguet make many of the movements for Breguet? I thought that they made most of their own movements? Am I misinformed?
Hello Intex, Breguet is making an increasing number of their own movements these days, in part because they changed the name of Lemania to Manufacture Breguet (Lemania made a variety of Breguet movements for many years as a sister company to the brand). T...
Tahnks John for the information, what is
Your impression of this watch and movement? I understand that it is not a very expensive piece, but for not having any complications, and being in Stainless, it nevertheless is somewhat pricey. I just wanted to get an opinion that the watch and movement i...
I quite like the watch, the movement not so much
Hi Intex, Here's something I wrote about the movement a few years ago: "Piguet movements are very highly regarded by watch collectors but have a reputation among watchmakers for being primadonnas. For many proud Piguet based watch owners (Blancpain, Bregu...
Hi John/All - I just bought a used 3130 circa 1995 and, if by winding a movement, one can sense the quality, then the Piguet 71/Breguet 502 is not nearly as substantial as the Patek or Lange movements in similar complications. It would be interesting to h...
F Piguet 1150 reliability
Thanks John for your insightful comment on the 1150 movement. I am considering he Breguet Marine II Big Date for my next daily watch. I really like the asthestic side of the watch but I am a little concern about the movement. I have heard of the movement ...