On September 9, 2009, Nicolas G. Hayek, Chairman of the Swatch Group, Nick Hayek, CEO of the Swatch Group, and Manuel Emch, President of Montres Jaquet Droz, laid the foundation stone of the new Jaquet Droz Manufacture located in the small, green valley of Le Crêt-du-Locle in the Neuchâtel Mountains.
The new building will be about 27,000 square feet in size, and the first employees will begin to arrive next summer. The inauguration is scheduled for October 10, 2010. This site will allow Jaquet Droz to regroup all of its activities under one roof, and the facility offers significant growth potential. The new Manufacture will serve as a showcase for the brand, eventually accommodating almost 100 employees.