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In 1862, Ernest Francillon inherits the company Agassiz & Company (Auguste Agassiz) which, since 1832, devoted itself to the treatment of watches with the aim of improving its production. In 1866, he bought two lots on the outskirts of Saint-Imier, in an area called Les Longines, and it is there that he built the first Longines watch factory. It thus begins the story of what will become one of the most popular and prestigious companies of modern international watchmaking.