Watch making history trail

City of St-Imier
City of St-Imier. © Stéphane Gerber
  • Recommended Duration
    • 1 h 0

Follow the tracks of the most famous watchmakers of the Valley of St-Imier and also of the small anonymous hands which worked, and still do, at the manufacturing of these watch-making treasures.

As early as 1800, the agricultural village of Saint-Imier took on the dimensions of a true watchmaking hub. This itinerary enables the visitor to follow the steps of the great names of watchmaking in the Vallon de Saint-Imier, but also of the anonymous little hands that have worked and still work to make these watches. From a famous engraver at the court of Louis XVI to the thousands of craftsmen who have worked in the region since the rise of watchmaking, the visitor discovers in Saint-Imier those who have built the industrial history of the region.

Good to know
Good to know
    • Documentation “Saint-Imier on foot” brochure
    • Guided tours of St-Imier for groups (in French and German)
On site
On site
  • Accessibility
    • Pets allowed
    • Accessible by public transport
    • Suitable for families
  • Activities
    • On-site catering
    • Playground
  • Services
    • Suitable for groups
    • Picnic area available
    • Shop
    • WC
Watch making history trail
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