Beyer is the oldest watch shop in the world - and the first to venture into the metaverse with its own watch NFTs. Designers Simon Husslein and Niklaus A. Hodel reveal how they came up with their creations, what attracts them to the new virtual universe and what they think of the NFT hype.
For 17 years now we have endeavoured to capture the mysterious nature of time in all its many facets for you with exciting articles, interviews and columns.
Lorenz Schmid has always been a lover of automobiles. One of the reasons may be his family’s history. His great-granduncle was none other than Josef Ganz, engineer and journalist – and inventor of the VW Beetle. That’s why Lorenz is a really proud owner of a unique heirloom: an early prototype of the Beetle car model.
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.
Now purchasable as collectible NFTs, the unique horological designs of the time warp collection were created in collaboration with renowned designers and FTSY 8 fictional studio. In the initial release, a selection of 100 pieces will be available for sale. Beyer customers can apply now for one of the exclusive spots on the whitelist.
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