Le Locle is a municipality in Le Locle District within the Canton of Neuchatel in Switzerland. It is located in the Jura Mountains, a few kilometers from the metropolis of La Chaux-de-Fonds. It is the third smallest town in Switzerland in Switzerland a place desires greater than 10,000 inhabitants to be taken into consideration a metropolis. Le Locle is referred to as a center of Swiss watchmaking, even cited as the birthplace of the enterprise, with roots relationship returned to the 1600s. The municipality has been home to manufactures which includes Mido, Zodiac, Tissot, Ulysse Nardin, Zenith, Montblanc, Certina as well as Universal Geneve, before the latter agency relocated to Geneva.
The city's history in watchmaking is documented at one of the international's most appropriate horological museums, the Musee d'Horlogerie du Locle, Monts Castle, positioned in a nineteenth-century united states manor on a hill north of the city Restored historical underground turbines grainmill, oilmill, sawmill can be visible in a cave positioned about one kilometer west of the metropolis middle. The name of the city derives from the phrase for lake or trou deau.