La Chaux-de-Fonds


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Chaux-de-Fonds, La

(lä shō-də-fôN`), city (1990 pop. 36,894), Neuchâtel canton, NW Switzerland, in the Jura Mts., near the French border. It is one of the largest watch-manufacturing centers in Switzerland.

La Chaux-de-Fonds

 

a city in western Switzerland, in Neuchâtel Canton, in the valley of the Jura Mountains (at an altitude of 994 m). Population, 42,300 (1970); railroad junction. Since the 18th century the city has been the center of watchmaking; it has technical schools to train watchmakers. La Chaux-de-Fonds is the site of a conservatory. There is also tourist industry.

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A passion for innovation and excellence in watch design has always been at the heart of the EBEL brand, founded by Eugene Blum and Alice Levy, in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland in 1911.
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This E-Special compiles four feature-length articles about four watchmaking cities in Switzerland: Bienne, where Rolex, Omega, and the Swatch Group make timepieces; La Chaux-De-Fonds, which houses facilities for brands such as Cartier and Girard-Perregaux, as well as the Museum of Horology; Geneva, home to Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Rolex's main headquarters; and Le Locle, where visitors will find brands such as Zenith, Ulysse Nardin, and Tissot.
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5km (114mile) route from Morges to La Chaux-de-Fonds.
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The perseverance and ingenuity of the La Chaux-de-Fonds watchmaker were rewarded: in 1889, his Tourbillon with three gold Bridges won a gold medal at the Paris Universal Exhibition.
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