It has been published that ETA (owned by the Swatch Group) will stop selling ETA movements to outside manufacturers by 2010. Breitling makes heavy use of ETA ebauches.
What plans does Breitling have to self manufactur its own movements? Is R & D underway as we speak? I have seen nothing from the company on this issue. What effect will lack of parts have on exisiting Breitlings down the road? I assume Breitling has ample inventory of the items they modify, but what about the ones they purchase and use as is?
I apologize if this has been a topic before. I didn't do a search to look it up.