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: Owner René Beyer is proud to be able to draw on a vast trove of watchmaking experience dating back 260 years.

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Bahnhofstrasse 31
8001 Zurich

Beyer Watches & Jewellery

Telephone: +41 43 344 63 63

Monday to Friday
10am - 6.30pm

10am - 4pm


Patek Philippe at Beyer

Telephone: +41 44 888 33 88

Monday to Friday
10am - 6.30pm

10am - 4pm


Beyer Clock and Watch Museum

Telephone: +41 43 344 63 63

Monday - Friday
2pm - 6pm



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. 

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People at Beyer

René Beyer

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. 

“beyond”, issue 37

Immerse yourself in the world of Beyer with the current issue of our customer magazine, “beyond”.

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Beyer Talk

The inspiring podcast and video series in which René Beyer meets exciting guests from Swiss politics, business and entertainment to reflect on time, clocks and watches, precious objects and the important questions of life.

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Beyer bees

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.

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Visit us

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.

Telephone +41 43 344 63 63

Arrange an appointment

Beyer Watches & Jewellery

Bahnhofstrasse 31
8001 Zurich, Switzerland

Monday to Friday
10am- 6.30pm

10am - 4pm


Gift certificates

Give the gift of time

A watch is best chosen by its future owner, so best give a loved one a Beyer gift certificate. It is easy to order one using our contact form. 

Order a gift certificate

Payment options

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 after consultation.
We also accept bank transfers.

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