Located in western Switzerland between the Swiss Jura and Lake Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel is the capital of the French-speaking canton Neuchâtel. Between 1707 and 1848, the county of Neuchâtel, whose origins, together with the fortress with the same, lie in the time of High Burgundy (888 to 1032), belonged to Prussia. A specialty of this area is the wine.
Neuchâtel is the birthplace of the brilliant watchmaker and inventor Abraham-Louis Breguet and home of the Observatory of Neuchâtel. It is also residence of the famous holding Ebauches SA as well as of the prestigious international watchmaking school WOSTEP. Also today's holding Bulgari is based in Neuchâtel. Other local residents are the brands Rodolphe and Hautlence (the name “Hautlence” is an anagram of “Neuchatel”).