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

(4.7/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
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. Put Musée international d'horlogerie on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our La Chaux-de-Fonds trip builder.
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  • Very interesting Museum, especially the country of clocks. However, what we have more late, it's buying a MONDAINE clock, at a high cost, and which is actually a forgery (Chinese mechanism). Failed after one year.
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  • Simply superb museum and display and extremely under-rated in my opinion. Well worth a day trip visit simply to see the hundreds of timepieces on display. Don't be deceived- it's not just about watche...  more »
  • The high international reputation of this museum is well deserved. The exceptional richness of the collections is beautifully highlighted. We realize that over the centuries the mastery of time deserved perhaps the qualifier to major art.
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  • 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
  • Wonderful museum.
  • Great watch museum!
  • Great Museum! Full of information, magnificent watches and more importantly, they exist a number of game for bored children (for adults too)
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  • Superb exhibition of watch, clock and other object that measures the time! They have many parts has see and even some amazing music box!
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