Manzoni & Cie.
Italian Switzerland saw its first watch factory in the form of an ebauche factory established in 1873 in Arogno by Manzoni and Cie. This firm was founded in Porrentruy a few years earlier but established the operation in Arogno to exploit the hydraulic power and low-cost labor there. As of 1897 it employed 50 workers, half of whom were women.
Société coopérative d’IIorlogerie à Arogno
The Société coopérative d’IIorlogerie à Arogno was in operation by 1893, producing ébauches.