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.


Watch sheep, unsigned, around 1810


Skull, probable from Pompej, Vienna around 1810


Golden pocket watch with mixed numerals, Jean-Antoine Lépine, Paris around 1785

Telling time


From 27 May‒27 September 2015, the Mudac museum in Lausanne is presenting the special exhibition, "Telling Time".

The vocabulary of watchmaking uses poetic and evocative language to express the plethora of ways employed through the centuries to display the time - how about wandering hours, mysterious time, digital time, hands in the air or singing hours?

"Telling Time" juxtaposes historical pieces and works by contemporary artists and designers, which all share the same desire to tell the time. The exhibition builds bridges from one time to another and one subject to another, sometimes playfully, while highlighting the harmony and continuity between the past and the present. It is unexpected, curious and funny. Among the carefully selected exhibits are three timepieces from the Beyer Clock and Watch Museum.

Beyer Chronometrie AG
Bahnhofstrasse 31
8001 Zurich - Schweiz
Phone: +41 43 344 63 63
Fax: +41 43 344 63 64

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Monday to Friday 9.30am - 6.30pm
Saturday 9.30am - 4.00pm


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