VC use of Piaget ebauches

Hi Alex et All,

I've been interested in learning more about Piaget's ultra-thin movements, the 9P, 12P, 1208P.  So after doing some research, I came upon an article/post about Piaget's past as a renowned ebauch manufacture.  They provided movements to many other well-known companies, including VC.

I was wondering which VC movements were based on Piaget ebauches?  I know of JLC, FP, GP, Lemania, Valjoux, but never knew Piaget supplied VC as well. 

I'd greatly appreciate any info that others may have about this.  Thanks in advance.

BR, Dan
are you sure of this as I have never ead of a Piaget ebauche in a
02/14/2010 - 18:41
VC! Maybe the author smixed up Piguet and Piaget
Hi Alex, I'm not sure if it is true...
02/14/2010 - 19:13
but I definitely read it on a very well known watch forum, in the Piaget section - about the company's history. I was hoping you, or somebody else, could help me shed some light on this.  I don't want to post the link to another forum on THL as I don't know if it's allowed.  Therefore I'll send you the link via PM. BR, Dan
Dan, I have absolutely no problems with links to other forums!
02/14/2010 - 20:01
Well in that case, here it is :-)
02/14/2010 - 20:39
This post is on the Piaget Forum at the PuristPro,  the reference to Piaget supplying ebauches to VC (as well as others) is in the first couple of sentences.  There is no other detail about this in the post. BR, Dan
Re: Well in that case, here it is :-)
02/14/2010 - 21:54
Hi Dan, Maybe the author meant  the movement components part as far as VC is concerned... Anyway, it is a very interesting piece of news. Thanks!
Hi Radek, thanks - you may be right...
02/15/2010 - 06:27
I may not have read it in enough detail to consider that they made some movement components for VC instead ebauches.  BR, Dan
Dan Dan Dan....
02/15/2010 - 16:42
What the hell are you doing reading a Piaget Forum article in the first place!!?!?!?!?!??!? Bill
Re: Dan Dan Dan....
02/15/2010 - 17:07
Hi Bill, What can I say, I like to get information from all types of sources when I can , and they are part of the same Richemont family, yes? .  I didn't know there were others besides JLC that are considered "the watchmaker's watchmaker", or is that more of a desired vs. actual image/position? But hey, I'll watch CNN, Fox News and MSNBC to try and understand different points of view - though I can't listen for very long to some of the broadcasts without wanting to hit somebody. BR, Dan
according to VC archives no Piaget ebauches were used by
02/15/2010 - 12:06
VC so there must be an error in the original article.
Thanks Alex for checking! (nt)
02/15/2010 - 12:34
Even though Piaget has a real horological past I wouldn't call them a
02/16/2010 - 11:19
watchmaker's watchmaker as they don't really have a history of providing ebauches to others (other than currently Ralph Lauren) and if they did provide ebauches to the likes of VC, AP or Rolex I would guess they were pocket watch movements. Just my 2c
More like jeweller's watchmaker (or fashion designer's watchmaker)
02/16/2010 - 15:56

I agree with Shady Joe's (shady?) comment. Although I have all the respect for Piaget as a competent watchmaker (especially for their 9P and other ultra-thin movements), I think calling them a watchmaker's watchmaker in the same light as JLC (and GP perhaps) might be streching things a little. At present, I know they supply great movements/ebauches to jewellers like Cartier and VC&A (and yes, fashion houses like Ralph Lauren) . Just my 2 yens worth... Cheers! Kazumi