Dixi

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Dixi is a Swiss-French machine tools conglomerate founded in Le Locle in 1904, which incorporated many local watch companies in the 1970s including Zenith.

Dixi was founded in 1904 and supplied machinery to the nascent Vallee de Joux watchmakers. One critical component was the first jig borer precise to within 0.01 mm. The company continually expanded throughout the century and today remains a crucial manufacturer of carbide and diamond tools, screw cutters, avionics, refrigeration, and medical equipment.

Dixi owned several notable watch brands in the 1960s through 1990s during the leadership of Paul Castella. On October 29, 1988, Dixi officially dissolved all of its watch brands except Zenith. This included H. Moser & Cie., Jean Perret, Luxor, Paul Buhré, Robert Cart, Terrasse, and Zodiac. These brands were abandoned in 1989.

Dixi continued with Zenith alone until November 15, 1999, when the company was acquired by LVMH.