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Villeret is a traditional Swiss Jura watch town at 740 m above sea level, belonging to the canton of Bern and adjacent to the watch town Saint-Imier.

Since about 1725 watchmaking here developed in homework and in small workshops. Well-known brands founded here are Blancpain (1735) and Minerva (1858). It is also birthplace of the automaton builder Pierre Jaquet-Droz.

ETA also manufactures in Villeret.