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Locle, Le

(lə lôk`lə), town (1990 pop. 11,313), Neuchâtel canton, NW Switzerland, in the Jura Mts. near the French border. It has been a watchmaking center since the 17th cent.
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Montblanc watches are produced at Institut Minerva de Recherche en Haute Horlogerie (Montblanc Manufactures) in Villeret and Le Locle, Switzerland, which has been producing mechanical timepieces nonstop for the past 160 years, 'even through wars,' says Julian Miribel, Montblanc trainer and consultant for fine watches.
FranEaA*ois Thiebaud, Tissot President SA, sent a congratulatory message to Virat from Le Locle, Switzerland.
The Zenith Defy El Primero 21 for Only Watch boasts accents in Only Watch's signature bright yellow, and will be one of the very first Defy El Primero 21 models to hit the market, in addition to proffering an invitation to Zenith's watchmaking facilities in Le Locle, Switzerland.
They also acquired DePuy's trauma manufacturing operations in Le Locle, Switzerland.
Zu erwahnen waren in diesem Zusammenhang die Studien uber die Orgeln der Collegiale von Neuchatel (1810), (5) der Cathedrale von Fribourg (1840), (6) dem Temple von Le Locle (1860) (7) usw.
It was in this line of work some four years later that he had a chance encounter with the curator of the Watchmaking Museum in Le Locle, who was in charge of restoring the vast Sandoz family pocket watch and automaton collection.
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.
After completing a 4-year apprenticeship with his father Erhard Moser, in Schaffhausen, Johann Heinrich attended master workshops in Le Locle in the Swiss Juras, an area renowned for watchmaking.