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Swiss made: But where exactly?

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Contributor1/22/2018 04:56 PM GMT+08  • 3 min read
Swiss made: But where exactly?
Four Swiss horological hubs all watch lovers need to know.
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Four Swiss horological hubs all watch lovers need to know.

LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS

Trivia: The city was awarded Unesco World Heritage status in 2009. In the 18th century, the city was planned for watchmaking activities with areas designated for watch ateliers and parallel roads for easy transportation of goods. The top floors of many of La Chaux-de-Fonds’ apartments used to house watch ateliers, which have big, wide windows to allow light to come in.

BIEL/BIENNE

Trivia: The late founder of Swatch Nicolas G. Hayek was awarded honourable citizenship of Biel/Bienne in 2004.

GENEVA

Trivia: Watches that are manufactured in Geneva adhere to strict guidelines on decoration and quality. The best are awarded the Poinçon de Genève or Geneva Hallmark, a certification awarded to only 0.008% of 30 million Swiss watches produced annually.

LE LOCLE

Trivia: Before watchmaking took over as the city’s main economic activity, agriculture and lace making were the main industries.

This story first appeared in www.crownwatchblog.com

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