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1. The very beginning

2. Travelling years

3. Beyer becomes Swiss

4. The generations

The good old days: Stephan Beyer (sitting) with his sons, 1863. Second from right is Theodor Beyer, René Beyer’s great-great-grandfather.

5. Watches and spices

6. Move to Zurich

 

7. Beyer’s strong women

The saviours: Marie Valentine Meylan and Karoline Beyer-Danioth.

8. Golden handicraft

9. Top prize

10. Family dispute

Left the firm: Adelrich Beyer jun.

11. The sales are on!

Beyer’s special offer caused a stir, trouble with the watchmakers’ association – and counter adverts.

12. New premises

Adelrich Beyer (right) in front of the Crédit Suisse building around 1910.

13. Motor sport

He loved motors, speed and jazz: Theodor Julius Beyer taking part in the race on the Klausen Pass.

14. Crisis

15. The value of friendship

16. Adventurous

The watch worn by Sir Edmund Hillary when he became the first man to climb Mount Everest.

17. Witnesses of the times

18. Competence

Theodor Beyer cataloguing the exhibits at the Topkapi Palace museum in Istanbul.

19. Museum

20. New generation

21. Jewellery

22. The sister

Driving lessons: Muriel and René Beyer.

23. The Beyer clock

24. In the course of time

Owns a world-famous collection of antique doll automata: Annette Beyer in 1983 with the “Piano player” (Paris, 1865).

25. The watch brands

1. The very beginning
2. Travelling years
3. Beyer becomes Swiss
4. The generations
5. Watches and spices
6. Move to Zurich
7. Beyer’s strong women
8. Golden handicraft
9. Top prize
10. Family dispute
11. The sales are on!
12. New premises
13. Motor sport
14. Crisis
15. The value of friendship
16. Adventurous
17. Witnesses of the times
18. Competence
19. Museum
20. New generation
21. Jewellery
22. The sister
23. The Beyer clock
24. In the course of time
25. The watch brands
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The Beyer Saga