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Zenith Manufacture, Le Locle

With over 150 years of history, the Zenith Manufacture remains at the site where it was originally created in the heart of the Neuchâtel mountains. You’ll be taken on a journey through the Zenith watch production process, discovering a world of craftsmanship, precision and passion. Throughout this exclusive visit, you’ll learn about the various professions involved in watchmaking as well as the watch production process from the movement design, the manufacturing of the components, to the assembly of the watch. All will be revealed about the history of the El Primero movement.

The Manufacture represents the very essence of Zenith, combining the authenticity of a unique tradition with the boldness of cutting-edge technology. It brings together over 200 expert craftsmen working in 80 different professions.

Zenith is the first watchmaking manufacture in the world to open to the public at its original site.

Enjoy the unique experience of a visit to Zenith, a genuine, world-renowned Swiss watchmaking manufacture. This exclusive visit incorporates several scenic elements and interactive experiences within the Manufacture itself.

Opening time
Only upon reservation at Neuchâtel Tourism
Visiting day: Friday 9:00 a.m. (except watchmaking holidays)

Watchmakers' holidays - the Manufacture will be closed on the following dates:

  • 22.07.2019 - 09.08.2019
  • 23.12.2019 - 05.01.2020

CHF 40.- / person

Good to know

  • Duration: 3 hr
  • Languages: French, Audio guides are available in English, German, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese.
  • Max. 8 participants
  • Private tour from Monday to Thursday upon reservation: CHF 400.- (from 1 to 8 person)
  • Booking request

Explore Swiss Watchmaking
Espacité 1
2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds
T. +41 (0) 32 889 68 82

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