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Châtelaine-Uhr, around 1860, Paris

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Pocket watch with mechanical digital display, around 1880, Schweiz, Hersteller Aeby & Landry

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Art-Noveau-Watch, "Tiffany & Co", around 1900 Genf, Hersteller Patek Philippe

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Small enamel brooch watch with move, 1906, St-Imier, Switzerland

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Repetition watch from mountain crystal, Saphir, Achat und Gold, 1855, Paris

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Main clock/mother clock, System Hipp, Zurich around 1880

Loan to the National Museum

03/23/2018

From 23 March to 15 July, the National Museum Zurich is presenting a special exhibition entitled “In Search of Style”.  Ten loaned watches and clocks from our Clock and Watch Museum are on show in the exhibition, six of which are depicted for you here on the left.

The special exhibition at the National Museum takes visitors on a journey through time exploring Europe and Switzerland in the second half of the 19th century. This was an age of rapid technological change and social upheaval. Through selected objects from the worlds of architecture, art and craft, the beholder can gain an insight into the various juxtapositions in style that marked a controversial era: specimen collections were built up, schools of arts and crafts were established and major cities began to take on the visual aspect we are familiar with today.