Le Locle

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Le Locle is a municipality in Le Locle District in the Canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland.wikipedia
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Le Locle District

Le Locle
Le Locle is a municipality in Le Locle District in the Canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland.
The district capital was the town of Le Locle.

Tissot

Team Tissot
The municipality has been home to manufactures such as Mido, Zodiac, Tissot, Ulysse Nardin, Zenith, Montblanc, Certina as well as Universal Genève, before the latter company relocated to Geneva.
The company was founded in Le Locle, Switzerland by Charles-Félicien Tissot and his son, Charles-Émile Tissot, in 1853.

Ulysse Nardin

The municipality has been home to manufactures such as Mido, Zodiac, Tissot, Ulysse Nardin, Zenith, Montblanc, Certina as well as Universal Genève, before the latter company relocated to Geneva.
Ulysse Nardin is a luxury Swiss watch manufacturer founded in 1846 in Le Locle, Switzerland.

Zodiac Watches

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The municipality has been home to manufactures such as Mido, Zodiac, Tissot, Ulysse Nardin, Zenith, Montblanc, Certina as well as Universal Genève, before the latter company relocated to Geneva.
In 1882, Ariste Calame founded a workshop for the production of special watches in Le Locle, Switzerland.

Universal Genève

The municipality has been home to manufactures such as Mido, Zodiac, Tissot, Ulysse Nardin, Zenith, Montblanc, Certina as well as Universal Genève, before the latter company relocated to Geneva.
Started and briefly based in Le Locle, co-founder Ulysse Perret would relocate Universal to Geneva in 1919, solidifying the company's status as a Genève brand.

Zenith (watchmaker)

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The municipality has been home to manufactures such as Mido, Zodiac, Tissot, Ulysse Nardin, Zenith, Montblanc, Certina as well as Universal Genève, before the latter company relocated to Geneva.
The company was started in 1865 by Georges Favre-Jacot at the age of 22, in Le Locle in the canton of Neuchâtel.

Watch Museum of Le Locle

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The town's history in watchmaking is documented at one of the world's premier horological museums, the Musée d'Horlogerie du Locle, Monts Castle, located in a 19th-century country manor on a hill north of the city Restored historic underground mills (grainmill, oilmill, sawmill) can be seen in a cave located about one kilometer (1 km) west of the city center.
The Watch Museum of Le Locle (French: Musée d'Horlogerie du Locle) is a municipal museum specializing in horology, located in Le Locle, Canton of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Jura Mountains

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It is situated in the Jura Mountains, a few kilometers from the city of La Chaux-de-Fonds.
The area has several cities at very high altitudes, such as La Chaux-de-Fonds, Le Locle, and Sainte-Croix (renowned for its musical boxes); however, it generally has had a marked decline in population since 1960.

Canton of Neuchâtel

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Le Locle is a municipality in Le Locle District in the Canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland.
Both valleys lie at about 700 m. The highest region of the canton, however, is the Neuchâtelois Mountains at 900 m to 1065 m. This region is made up of a long valley home to La Chaux-de-Fonds, Le Locle and La Brévine.

Monts Castle

The town's history in watchmaking is documented at one of the world's premier horological museums, the Musée d'Horlogerie du Locle, Monts Castle, located in a 19th-century country manor on a hill north of the city Restored historic underground mills (grainmill, oilmill, sawmill) can be seen in a cave located about one kilometer (1 km) west of the city center.
Monts Castle is a castle in the municipality of Le Locle of the Canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland.

Morteau

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Many residents of Le Locle met in the Jacobin club in Morteau swear their support of the Constitution of 1792.
The proximity of Switzerland (11 km to Le Locle, 21 km to La Chaux-de-Fonds) gives jobs to trans-border workers, as well as providing clientele for the businesses of the Morteau valley.

Mido (watch)

Mido
The municipality has been home to manufactures such as Mido, Zodiac, Tissot, Ulysse Nardin, Zenith, Montblanc, Certina as well as Universal Genève, before the latter company relocated to Geneva.
Today, Mido is a part of the Swatch Group, headquartered in Le Locle, Switzerland.

Certina Kurth Frères

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The municipality has been home to manufactures such as Mido, Zodiac, Tissot, Ulysse Nardin, Zenith, Montblanc, Certina as well as Universal Genève, before the latter company relocated to Geneva.

Karl Girardet

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Charles Girardet (1813-1871), - painter
Karl Girardet (7 May 1813 – 24 April 1871) was a painter and illustrator, born in the then-French and now Swiss village of Le Locle, who lived and worked mostly in Paris.

Pierre Favre (musician)

Pierre Favre
Pierre Favre (musician) - (born 1937), jazz drummer
Pierre Favre (born 2 June 1937) is a Swiss jazz drummer and percussionist born in Le Locle, Switzerland.

Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites

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It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site: La Chaux-de-Fonds/Le Locle, Watchmaking Town Planning (since 2009) and the entire town of Le Locle is part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites.

La Chaux-de-Fonds

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In 2009, La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle, its sister city, were jointly awarded UNESCO World Heritage status for their exceptional universal value.

Gérardmer

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🇫🇷 Gérardmer France
🇨🇭 Le Locle, Switzerland

Col des Roches

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Le Locle is located on the Swiss side of the cluse Col des Roches, which forms the border between France and Switzerland.
It connects Le Locle in Switzerland and Morteau in France.

Lucien Lesna

Lucien Lesna - (1863-1932), cyclist

Sidmouth

Sidmouth, Devon
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Sidmouth is twinned with Le Locle in Switzerland.