Apr 23, 2020 - 12:09 AM
Known as le Nouveau Musée Audemars Piguet, this was originally scheduled to open in April 2020 and the latest I have heard is that this has been delayed until some time in June. But we'll see about that. The museum is located in Le Brassus in the Lac de Joux area, shown by the red arrow on the attached map (c/o Swisstopo). Here are a few links for anybody interested in the watchmaking industry in Switzerland. www.dezeen.com/2020/04/22/big-musee-atelier-audemars-piguet-in-the-swiss-mountains/? and archello.com/project/musee-atelier-audemars-piguet and lastly, a set of images about the project by the Danish architectural firm BIG: big.dk/#projects-apm The second attachment is an aerial image (c/o Google) of the immediate area with the construction site standing out in a pale yellow.
On the map, notice how close the Lac de Joux is to the French border. I have driven along the roads in this area at the end of the work day, and can report that there are streams of workers in the watch-making industry who headed back to where they live in France. Of course, this is not unique to this area, as we see the same daily migration of workers in areas, especially Geneva, but to a lesser extent in many places along the Swiss border with France, Germany, and Italy.
Lastly, for those who are planning a visit to Switzerland at some point in the future (which I assume is all of you visiting this forum), here is a link to La Vallée du Joux tourism website: www.myvalleedejoux.ch/en/
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