International Museum of Watches, La Chaux-de-Fonds

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The comprehensive collection of time-keeping instruments at International Museum of Watches provides insight into the history of the watch-making industry. With its big compendium of watches and clocks, the museum provides an ideal starting point for a Swiss watch-inspired itinerary. Major highlights of the collection include devices by master clockmakers Abraham-Louis Breguet and Julien Le Roy, an early example of a weight-driven marine chronometer, a big selection of antique movements taken from tower clocks, and a monumental fresco painted by artist Hans Erni for the Brussels World's Fair of 1958. Use the museum's online contact form to request a guided tour of the collection. Arrange your visit to International Museum of Watches and discover more family-friendly attractions in La Chaux-de-Fonds using our La Chaux-de-Fonds itinerary maker site.
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  • A unique collection of timepieces throughout the ages superbly presented. Before midday on Sunday entrance is free. Parking available too. When we went it was strangely empty which was a pity...  more »
  • Many watches and clocks are available in the museum. You can learn about Watchmaking and many Maisons who work in this field.  more »
  • Stunning and beautiful museum. The permanent exhibition is very well organized, engaging and interesting. The building itself is also quite a sight, excavated in a hill slope.
  • Worth the visit! Amazing collection and you really learn about the history of watch making and the innovations as well!
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