Photo Report: Beyer Clock and Watch Museum
March 20, 2017
The Beyer Clock and Watch Museum is in Zurich’s most prestigious shopping district, located at Bahnhofstrasse 31 – in the basement of Beyer watch boutique. The exhibition includes 300 pieces from all fields of horology.
According to Beyer Chronometrie AG, “The museum is home to one of the most important horological collections in the world. It recounts the complete history of timekeeping from 1400 BC to the present day.
The exhibition comprises rare and precious exhibits such as shadow sticks, sundials, oil-lamp clocks, hourglasses, water clocks, grandfather clocks, table clocks, pocket watches, wristwatches and scientific instruments for timekeeping and marine navigation. Historical masterpieces that are rarely set running because of their fragile mechanics come to life in enthralling video clips. The exhibition is constantly being expanded and is widely regarded as one of the most important horological collections in the world.”
This report provides just a small glimpse of what horological treasures are hidden in the Beyer Clock and Watch Museum. If you are in the area and have time, I highly recommend you go check it out for yourself.