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Fleurier was a municipality in the district of Val-de-Travers in the canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland. On 1 January 2009, the former municipalities of Boveresse, Buttes, Couvet, Fleurier, Les Bayards, Môtiers, Noiraigue, Saint-Sulpice and Travers merged to form the administrative district of Val-de-Travers.[1]

Fleurier
Former municipality of Switzerland
Coat of arms of Fleurier
Coat of arms
Fleurier is located in Switzerland
Fleurier
Fleurier
Fleurier is located in Canton of Neuchâtel
Fleurier
Fleurier
Coordinates: 46°54′N 6°35′E / 46.900°N 6.583°E / 46.900; 6.583Coordinates: 46°54′N 6°35′E / 46.900°N 6.583°E / 46.900; 6.583
Country Switzerland
Canton Neuchâtel
District Val-de-Travers
Area
 • Total 7.74 km2 (2.99 sq mi)
Elevation 741 m (2,431 ft)
Population
 • Total 3,518
 • Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Postal code 2114
SFOS number 6506
Surrounded by Boveresse, Buttes, Fontaines-sur-Grandson (VD), Mauborget (VD), Môtiers, Romairon (VD), Saint-Sulpice
Website fleurier.ne.ch
SFSO statistics

The Nobel laureates, physicist Charles Édouard Guillaume and pharmacologist Daniel Bovet, both originated from Fleurier.

Fleurier is also home to a few very highly respected watch manufactures such as Parmigiani Fleurier and Bovet Fleurier, both of which are known for creating some of the world's finest watches. Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier, a company specialising in movements which are then purchased for use by other manufactures, is also based in this area. Also located nearby is the second facility for Chopard, which has its headquarters in Meyrin, Geneva. This facility works mainly on L.U.Chopard watches and works closely with the other manufactures of the area to ensure the highest quality possible. Fleurier Ebauches SA, a subsidiary of the Chopard Group, is also located nearby. This will produce movements both for Chopard watches and other manufactures too. Foundation Qualité Fleurier is based in the town hall, it provides unique testing services for the watchmakers of Fleurier and regularly awards watches that meet its criteria, which are said to be the toughest in the watchmaking business. Chopard watches are the most commonly tested, although some complications are awarded the seal such as the L.U.Chopard Triple Certification Tourbillon. The first watch to have been awarded the COSC Chronometer rating, Geneva Seal as well as the QF (Qualité Fleurier) approval. Given the fact that these tests are incredibly ruthless, to have an exceptional complication such as a tourbillon receive approval is a testament to the manufacturers' abilities.

In July 2017 Switzerland national bandy team will in Fleurier play its first matches for over a century,[2] namely ever since the 1913 European Bandy Championships in Davos. It will be in the form of rink bandy.

View of Fleurier from Chapeau de Napoléon

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (in German) accessed 14 January 2010
  2. ^ The adults meet the team of Germany

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