Musée international d'horlogerie, La Chaux-de-Fonds

The comprehensive collection of time-keeping instruments at Musée international d'horlogerie 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 Musée international d'horlogerie and discover more family-friendly attractions in La Chaux-de-Fonds using our La Chaux-de-Fonds itinerary maker site .
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  • The history of a watchmaking region told in detail, a collection of very great interest...!
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  • Very nice, modern, very interesting. We see no time pass... a shame for a Museum of watchmaking
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  • Very nice place, great visit, very interesting I didn't. Outside a nice chime sound. Very beautiful night indeed.
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  • One of the best museums there is. Have been there already 4 times. However, it never gets boring. This museum always upgrades their expositions. Can be interesting for everyone, not just watch fans. Can learn a lot of new information.
  • Awesome museum. Well displayed, interesting, and architecture was cool too.
  • Great Museum, especially for fans of horology. Plenty of interesting artefacts on display with deep history. Building is a bit drab but doesn't distract too much. The ticket also gets you entry to two other museums which is a nice bonus
  • Very interesting collection of old watches
  • lovely and very interesting museum about history of watches, a must see and visit for all watch enthusiasts and collectors

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