The collection of the Beyer Clock and Watch Museum encompasses more than 1,000 clocks, watches and other time-measuring devices. Every year, around a dozen new acquisitions are added, as was also the case in 2021. The new objects are presented in a special exhibition. They include enamel watches and pocket watches from the fin de siècle period, as well as wristwatches dating from the 1910s to the 1970s. Many of our latest horological treasures tell a story – such as the Waltham Riverside pocket watch, which was a gift for a sea captain, or the “Accutron Spaceview” wristwatch, featuring the legendary tuning fork movement.
The Beyer Clock and Watch Museum has been one of Zurich’s top attractions for 50 years. In honour of the museum’s 50th birthday, we are presenting five unusual exhibits from five centuries.
On March 11, 2021, the Beyer Clock and Watch Museum celebrates a milestone birthday: exactly 50 years have passed since it opened in 1971.
In 2021, our Clock and Watch Museum will be 50! Just in time for the anniversary, important exhibits have returned from their various guest appearances around the world.
The French Revolution also reinvented how time was measured: now the day was divided into ten hours, an hour into 100 minutes. Time for new clocks and watches.