Le Brassus houses some of the most notable names in high watchmaking. Audemars Piguet, Blancpain and the former Frederic Piguet manufacture now owned by Blancpain are all based in the region and with them, numerous other artisans and crafts, some of which are managed by the brands and others independent agents that collaborate with them. Stay at the Hotel de Horlogers that’s owned by Audemars Piguet. The bar serves up a great old-fashioned and you can enjoy fresh fish right from Lake Leman at its restaurant. And if you manage to charm your way into the Audemars Piguet Renaud & Papi research facility, you’ll be treated to some of the greatest minds in the business, like Giulio Papi.