Espace Horologer Vallée de Joux, Switzerland

Espace Horologer Vallée de Joux is a museum located in the village of Le Sentier. The village is famous for watch industry, numerous Swiss watchmakers are based in Le Sentier. 

Espace Horologer Vallée de Joux

Espace Horologer Vallée de Joux

Le Sentier is located in Vallée de Joux, the Jura Mountains, is where it has been recognized as one of the centers of the Swiss watch-making since ancient times.

Exhibition hall of the museum, Espace Horologer Vallée de Joux

Exhibition hall of the museum, Espace Horologer Vallée de Joux

Exhibits of the museum

Exhibits of the museum

Clock production began to develop in the region and by the 1750s, a number of
workshops was built in Le Sentier. Initially, in the Craft Industry was started as a complement of agriculture, for manufacture the parts of the watch farmers using the fallow period of winter, it was sold to the watchmaker in the Vaud region.

Exhibition hall of the museum

Exhibition hall of the museum

1776, watch-making guild of Vaud region was abolished, watch market as well, vocational training of watchmaker will also be liberalized. Inhabitants of Vallée de Joux will also be working on this new profession gradually, but still, part-time state of agriculture and continued, and thus agriculture watchmaker is born. For over more than a century, the figure will penetrate into this area.

Monitor to assemble the watch

Monitor to assemble the watch

You can try to assemble the elaborate watch on this monitor.  I tried and completed it, I’ve got the certificate with the message like this, “Bonjour TERASHIMA MASAYOSHI, Veuillez recevoir en pièce jointe votre certificat personnalisé EHVJ “Assemblage d’un mouvement”. Espace Horloger Vallée de Joux.”

the certificate of

the certificate of Espace Horloger Vallée de Joux

(Hello TERASHIMA MASAYOSHI, Please receive attached your personalized certificate EHVJ “Assembling a movement.” Vallée de Joux watchmaker space.)

The technical schools of Le Sentier

The technical schools of Le Sentier

 The technical schools of Le Sentier have turned out many competent watch engineers.

Numerous Swiss old luxury watchmakers are based in Le Sentier: Jaeger-LeCoultre, Gérald Genta, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin.

Factory of  Jaeger-LeCoultre

Factory of Jaeger-LeCoultre

Factory of Vacheron Constantin

Factory of Vacheron Constantin

Manufacture D’Horlogerie Audemars Piguet

Manufacture D’Horlogerie Audemars Piguet

Manufacture Blancpain

Manufacture Blancpain

Manufacture Vacheron Constantin

Manufacture Vacheron Constantin

Brochure of Espace Horologer Vallée de Joux

Brochure of Espace Horologer Vallée de Joux

Brochure Espace Horologer Vallée de Joux

Brochure of Espace Horologer Vallée de Joux

After that, I went back from Lac de Joux through Col du Mollendruz.

Col du Mollendruz

Col du Mollendruz

That night, I enjoyed drinking whiskey at the last night in Switzerland.

My favorite whiskey

My favorite whiskey

I will fly to Budapest from Geneva tomorrow, then take a train to Kosice in Slovakia.

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