As long as time exists
Eight generations of the Beyer family business have looked after the most beautiful aspects of time for more than 260 years. Beyer places a strong emphasis on tradition, yet at the same time is constantly developing and reinventing itself. Learn more about Switzerland’s oldest watch retailer on the following pages.
World’s oldest watch retailer
Beyer Watches & Jewellery, located on Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich, is the oldest watch retailer in the World. Founded in 1760, the family company has been run by the eighth generation since 1996: Managing Director René Beyer is proud to be able to draw on a vast trove of watchmaking experience dating back 260 years.
Beyer Watches & Jewellery
Patek Philippe at Beyer
Join the Beyer family
Attentiveness and respect are Beyer Chronometrie’s core principles, not only towards our customers but also our employees. Beyer therefore provides equal further-training and career opportunities, a pleasant working atmosphere, fair wages and an attractive working environment.
René Beyer is part of the eighth generation managing Beyer Chronometrie AG. He graduated from Neuenburg Commercial College and attended technical college in La Chaux-de-Fonds, where he completed a watchmaking apprenticeship. René Beyer joined the family business in 1986, and took over as owner and managing director 10 years later.
Dreaming of his own honey
René Beyer had been dreaming of making his own honey for years – and sweet dreams are wonderful when they are made real. One balmy June night, the moment came: Ten honey bee colonies moved from a rooftop in Zurich’s District 5 to Beyer Chronometrie’s roof on Bahnhofstrasse 31.
At Beyer, we always take the time to speak with our guests personally and in detail about their wishes.
If you arrange an appointment in advance, we will be able to prepare ourselves to address your explicit needs. Of course, you can also stop by whenever you wish without registering in advance.
8001 Zurich, Switzerland
Monday to Friday
(Adjusted COVID opening hours.)
Beyer offers the following payment options:
Card payments using Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express, Alipay or WePay.
Cash payments in Swiss francs, euros, US dollars or pound sterling.
We also accept bank transfers.