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La Chaux-de-Fonds: My heart's in the highlands
15 Feb 2019
La Chaux-de-Fonds: My heart's in the highlands
The population of La Chaux-de-Fonds barely reaches 40,000 people, but don’t let the modest size mislead you: this is one of the two largest watchmaking areas in Switzerland. By the number of watch-related factories and offices, the city located some ten kilometers from the French border, can only be compared to Biel/Bien.
Glashütte: in the heart of German watchmaking
8 Feb 2019
Glashütte: in the heart of German watchmaking
Unlike Switzerland, where a visit to the key watchmaking areas will require a sightseeing tour across half the country, the main chorological heritage of Germany is located in one region. Well, sometimes greatness do come at a very modest size.
Geneva: A perfect place to be called the watchmaker’s capital
5 Feb 2019
Geneva: A perfect place to be called the watchmaker’s capital
The city stretching along lake Geneva seems to be a calm tourist Paradise. The old Europe atmosphere, a wide variety of museums and restaurants, gorgeous views of the Alps and the world-famous cheese and chocolate. However, from the viewpoint of a horology fan it’s primarily the birthplace of numerous legendary brands.