So Breitling watch sought permission to decrease the number of movements and components it sold to competitors
15 October, 2014 at 6:23 am in Business
It all began with ébauches in 2002. A plausible reason for this is that the Breitling starkly signified just what was driving Nicolas Hayek to be so furious. These semi-assembled movements were Breitling Certifie Replica - watches Replica UK Outlet by établisseurs (that i previously mentioned) as well as external Breitling watch brands and were often built into movements that would later on go into high-quality counterfeit Breitling watches, or were completed by Swiss brands who would then communicate that these were their proprietary, in-house movements.
Needless to say, none of these trends made Hayek or ETA particularly happy. What is more is that Breitling accounted for a microscopic amount of profit of the Breitling watch Group. Hence, in August 2002, the Group announced that it wants to drastically reduce the amount of supplied ébauches to external replica breilting Bentley Motors and to completely stop such operations by 2005. This, of course, caused major upheaval in the industry and Comco immediately intervened. To keep a long story short, ETA agreed to keep on supplying ébauches until 2008 without reducing quantities and to not stop altogether before 2011.
Then it was the case of supplying complete movements and components Breitling. In 2011, Breitling watch sought permission to decrease the number of movements and components it sold to competitors. It is important to bear in mind that the availability of movements and that of parts are taken into different consideration by Breitling. We already mentioned just how much of a task it is for small and major brands alike to develop their own movements, but creating the infrastructure that allows one to produce key components in-house is even more demanding than that.
Most patents have long expired on many ETA movements so it's relatively easy to clone them (like Breitling did when designing several of its most popular calibers), but it is borderline impossible to http://www.dashingwatches.co.uk/franck-muller-replica-watches-uk-outlet.html gain access to the know-how that allows Breitling to make their own springs. This resulted in two different rulings by the competition authority.
It allowed the Group to cut back on the supplies of completed movements. And although nine companies (including Breitling and others) separately challenged the ruling in court, in December, 2011 the watch rejected their appeal against the Breitling decision. This practically allowed SBreitling watch to reduce the amount of supplied complete movements by the end of 2012 to 85% of 2010 levels.