Over the years my bike and I have cycled to the walled-in medieval village of Yvoire, France on numerous occasions but, have yet to post anything on this blog--until now.
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Saturday, September 26, 2020
This is a continuation of cycling around Lac de Joux looking for businesses in the watch industry.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
The Jura mountains is a natural barrier between France and Switzerland and pretty much forms and marks the border between the two. Nestled in the Jura lies the Joux valley, a narrow valley highlighted by Lac de Joux. It's about a 20 mile bike ride around the lake. So, what am I doing here? Back in 2003/2004 I cycled around Switzerland visiting over 100 watch companies (you can read the stories at www.corporatetrivia.com). Diving into the secretive world of Swiss watches was fascinating. With sales totaling tens of billion of dollars, it's BIG business. Four of the biggest names in Swiss watches have their head office and/or factory here along with other players. It's a Sunday morning and thought it would be fun to cruise around and spot building additions or even subtractions since I was here 17 years ago.