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What are some Swiss watch manufacturers?

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The Swatch Group and the Richemont Group are Switzerland's largest luxury watch manufacturers, says Forbes. The Swatch Group manufactures brands such as Harry Winston, Omega and Swatch. The Richemont Group manufactures brands such as Piaget, Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels.

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Independent Swiss watch manufacturers include Rolex, Audemars Piguet and Chopard. The Swatch Group and the Richemont Group have gained dominance in Switzerland's watchmaking industry because they have acquired numerous luxury watch brands made in Switzerland.

Watchmakers, such as the Swatch Group, manufacture watches in Switzerland or produce components for watches to be assembled in other countries, according to Swatch. Many Swiss watch manufacturers maintain their headquarters in Geneva.

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