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The River Suze nonetheless trickles by way of the surrounding St.-Imier Valley, the smallest and least known of Switzerland’s 3 important watchmaking centers, behind Geneva and the legendary Vallée de Joux. The factory nonetheless uses original gear, including an antiquated rose engine, to carry out age-old procedures such as guillochage, a course of action that creates precise decorative patterns. And the workers nevertheless labor by hand to make dials for a coterie of Switzerland’s leading watch brands, including Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet and Chopard. Switzerland refused to join the UN by basic consensus in 1986 but did join some particular...