The Beyer Watch

The design of this watch emulates the giant timepiece that hangs outside the Beyer shop. It has served as a trademark for decades, and can be seen from a long way off on the Bahnhofstrasse.

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Silver pocket watch in silver case with character scene Zurich, late 18. century, Caspar Grob

Inv. 10031241, bought 2012, diameter 46 mm 

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Gold-pocket watch with minute repeater, Patek Philippe face signed „Chronometrie Beyer“, with original certificate, Geneva 1911

 

 

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Complicated pocket watch with enamel motive "Japanese" on the back Switzerland around 1905

Inv. 10034271, bought 2012, diameter 67,5 mm

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Gold pocket watch in the art-nouveau style La Chaux-de-Fonds around 1910, Movado

Inv. 10033454, bought 2011, diameter 44,5 mm

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Rectangular ladies wrist watch with the smallest calendar mechanism in the world Geneva around 1989, Svend Andersen

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Clock in form of a Montgolfière France, late 18. century

Inv. 10036876, bought 2013, heigth 39 mm, width 30,8 mm 

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Round men's wrist watch "Zeno", Basel with integrated thermometer in the watch glass, around 1968

Inv. 10034573, bought 2013, diameter 39,5 mm

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Men's wrist watch AERO "Chronographe" Neuchâtel, AERO, around 1967

Inv. 10037480, bought 2013, length 43 mm, width 36 mm

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Single key with integrated watch LeCoultre, Le Sentier around 1950

Inv. 10037801, bought 2013, length 54 mm, width 8.8 mm 

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Multi-purpose instrument with key and watch Tiffany around 1965

Inv. 10037802, bought 2013, length 72.5 mm, width 7.2 mm 

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Ladies wrist watch "Rolex Oyster Imperial Extra Precision" Geneva, Reference 2416, on the face „Beyer“, around 1938

Inv. 10034346, bought 2012, diameter 28 mm

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Table clock with face signature "Th. Beyer’s Sohn Zürich" around 1885

 

 

New aquisition 2011-2013

The Beyer Clock and Watch Museum was presenting its latest acquisitions from the last three years in a special exhibition. The Beyer Clock and Watch Museum is among Zurich's top attractions and also one of the most important private collections in the world that is open to the public. Its first-class collection is continually being expanded – on the one hand by actively making purchases, and on the other, thanks to generous gifts and bequeaths. The famous watchmaker, Svend Andersen, for example, presented the museum with the world’s smallest wristwatch with a calendar mechanism, which features in the 1989 Guinness Book of Records.

Among the fascinating new timepieces was a pendulum clock with fabulous sculptures and the signature “Th. Beyer Zürich” inscribed on the clock face, and a magnificent fob watch in the form of a Montgolfière hot-air balloon.