Craftsmanship in watch industry

Customs Jura-Three-Lakes

Craftsmanship (Workmanship) in the Jura area is worldwide popular for its extraordinary watchmaking. This revered custom go back to the 1700s as well as over generations craftsmens have actually continuously improved their abilities accomplishing unmatched quality in watch manufacturing.

The Vallée de Joux which implies ‘Watch Valley,’ is one of the most essential area for making watches in Switzerland. Great deals of well-known watch firms exist some are actually large as well as recognized around the world as well as some are smaller sized yet still actually proficient at what they do. They make all sort of watches, from elegant ones with great deals of equipments within to modern-day ones with amazing brand-new modern technology.

Audemars Piquet / Photo Brigitte Heller

Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet / Photo Brigitte Heller

Most famous watch brands from the Vallée de Joux

The Jura region isn’t just famous for making watches the old-fashioned way; they’re also really good at using new ideas and technology. Swiss watches are famous everywhere for being really accurate and well-made. They’re super careful about making sure each watch is perfect, checking every little detail to make sure it’s just right.

Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet is one of the most renowned and oldest Swiss watch manufacturers. The brand was founded in 1875 in the Vallée de Joux and is particularly known for its high-quality mechanical timepieces, including the famous Royal Oak model.

The Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet invites visitors on a fascinating cultural journey through the history, present and future of the brand. It is located in Le Brassus, the birthplace of Audemars Piguet, and opened its doors for the first time on June 25, 2020.




Jaeger-LeCoultre, oft als “The Watchmaker’s Watchmaker” bezeichnet, hat seinen Hauptsitz in Le Sentier im Vallée de Joux. Die Marke ist bekannt für ihre Innovationen in der Uhrentechnologie und ihre breite Palette von Luxusuhren.

Patek Phillippe

Patek Phillippe

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe is one of the most prestigious watch brands in the world. Although its headquarters are in Geneva, Patek Philippe has close ties to the Vallée de Joux, particularly through the Stern family, who run the company.

Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron Constantin is one of the oldest watch manufacturers in the world. Although its headquarters are in Geneva, the company has historical roots in the Vallée de Joux.

The Audemars Piguet, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin brands are synonymous with the highest levels of craftsmanship, precision and innovation in the watch industry. The Vallée de Joux remains an important hub for the development and manufacture of high-quality mechanical timepieces.

The Jura region attaches great importance to the training of watchmakers. There are specialized schools and training programs to ensure that the craft heritage is passed on and that the next generation of watchmakers is qualified and competent.

The watchmaking industry in the Jura region is not only economically important, but also a cultural heritage that has shaped the history and identity of the region. This industry has helped to establish Switzerland as a leading center for watchmaking worldwide.

Video The Painstaking Art of Luxury Watchmaking

The Painstaking Art of Luxury Watchmaking

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