The Beyer Watch

We have synchronised the Beyer Watch for the Internet with a NIST atomic clock. Delays in Internet transmission may result in minimal deviations in accuracy.

Portrait Museum

After having undergone extensive renovation, the Beyer Clock and Watch Museum is sporting a modern, open design. It is now open to the public again. The Beyer Zurich Clock and Watch Museum is housed in Zurich's most prestigious shopping district, situated in the very heart of the city, in the premises of the Beyer watch store. The exhibition comprises some 250 pieces from all fields of chronology, which are examined in technical and scientific terms as well as from an art-history point of view.

The museum contains chronological instruments dating from 1400 BC right up to the present day - shadow sticks, sundials, oil clocks, hourglasses, water clocks, grandfather clocks, table clocks, pocket watches, wristwatches, and scientific and navigation chronometers. The collection is arranged chronologically and currently ends with two cutting-edge quartz instruments, both from Patek Philippe - a central quartz clock that is accurate to within a thousandth of a second a day, and a quartz watch that checks the time once every second via a wireless connection to the atomic clock in Neuchâtel and is accurate to within a millionth of a second!

The exhibition is constantly being expanded and is widely regarded as one of the most important horological collections in the world. Be sure not to miss a visit!

Enchanting automata in motion

Enchanting automata in motion

Now, however, all museum visitors can admire these beautiful mechanical masterpieces in motion.

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Contact and Infos


Beyer Chronometrie AG
Bahnhofstrasse 31
8001 Zurich / Switzerland

Phone: ++41 43 344 63 63
Fax: ++41 43 344 63 64


Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 9.30am–6.30pm
Saturday: 9.30am–4.00pm



Monday to Friday: 2.00pm - 6.00pm

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