Watch Museum of Le Locle

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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.wikipedia
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Le Locle

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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.
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.

Horology

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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.
The Musée d'Horlogerie du Locle is smaller but located nearby.

Elephant clock

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The park-like garden features several sundials and larger, sculptural clocks, including a replica of the Elephant clock of al-Jazari.
Another working reproduction can be seen outside the Musée d'Horlogerie du Locle, Château des Monts, in Le Locle, Switzerland.

French language

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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. * Musée d'Horlogerie du Locle, Château des Monts (Website available in French, German and English)

Canton of Neuchâtel

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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.

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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.

International Museum of Horology

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Most visitors combine a visit to this museum with the other world-class horological museum in the region the Musée international d'horlogerie in La Chaux-de-Fonds, a few kilometers further east.

La Chaux-de-Fonds

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Most visitors combine a visit to this museum with the other world-class horological museum in the region the Musée international d'horlogerie in La Chaux-de-Fonds, a few kilometers further east.

Watch

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On the ground floor there also is a highly concentrated comprehensive technical history of the watch movement.

Movement (clockwork)

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On the ground floor there also is a highly concentrated comprehensive technical history of the watch movement.

Automaton

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The Collection Maurice Yves Sandoz; the collection is particularly rich in Swiss-made automatons from the 18th and 19th century, many including mechanical music or singing bird automatons.

Ismail al-Jazari

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The park-like garden features several sundials and larger, sculptural clocks, including a replica of the Elephant clock of al-Jazari.

Tardiness

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The museum has an excellent horological library, incorporating the research archives of the Swiss horological scholar and historian Alfred Chapuis, and the former library of the French horological author Tardy.

André Charles Boulle

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The Collection Henri Jeanmaire; the strength of this collection is the marquetry clock cases by Charles André Boulle in the Louis XIV era.

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The Collection Henri Jeanmaire; the strength of this collection is the marquetry clock cases by Charles André Boulle in the Louis XIV era.

German language

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* Musée d'Horlogerie du Locle, Château des Monts (Website available in French, German and English)

English language

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* Musée d'Horlogerie du Locle, Château des Monts (Website available in French, German and English)

Greubel Forsey

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Their approach was validated in 2011 when a Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon Technique won the 2011 International Chronometry Competition held by the Le Locle Museum of Horology.

Chronometer watch

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In 2009, the Watch Museum of Le Locle renewed the tradition and launched a new chronometry contest based on ISO 3159 certification.

Observatory chronometer

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In 2009, the Watch Museum of Le Locle has launched a new chronometry contest based on ISO 3159 certification.

Riefler escapement

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Working Riefler precision pendulum clocks on display to the public are located in the lobby of Olin Hall at Carleton College in Northfield, MN, the Deutsches Museum in Munich, the National Watch and Clock Museum in Columbia PA, the Musée international d'horlogerie in La Chaux-de-Fonds and the Musée d'horlogerie in Le Locle (both in Switzerland), the Deutsches Uhrenmuseum in Furtwangen, and at the US Naval Observatory (by appointment only) in Washington DC.