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Nicolas G. Hayek of Breguet unveils its Marie-Antoinette Grande Complication pocket watch number 1160 in april 2008.
  • Nicolas G. Hayek of Breguet unveils its Marie-Antoinette Grande Complication pocket watch number 1160 in april 2008.
  • Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Day 40 - 'The Presidents' Watch' since 1956.
  • World's Most Expensive Watch: Patek Philippe Henry Graves Super Complication Pocket Watch sold for US$24 million at Sotheby’s in Geneva on November 11, 2014, setting a new record price for any timepiece sold at auction.
  • World's Most Expensive Watch #2: Chopard 201 Carat Watch featuring 874 diamonds in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours. The watch's pricetag is US$25 million in early 2000 making it the most expensive watch in the world.
  • Patek Philippe Reference 1527 Wristwatch: US$5,708,833.
  • Breguet & Fils, Paris No. 2667 Precision Stop Watch. Sold at Christie's Auction in Geneva for US$4,682,165 on May 14, 2012.
  • Louis Moinet Meteoris Watch: US$4,599,487.
  • Vacheron Constantin Tour de I'lle Watch. Released in 2005 in a limited edition of 7 pieces to commemorate the manufacturer's 250th anniversary. The most complicated continually produced wristwatch with 16 complications and 834 individual parts. Price: US$3,950,000.
  • Patek Philippe Reference 2499, limited edition (only five pieces): US$3,655,757.
  • 1928 Patek Philippe 18k white gold cushion-shaped single-button chronograph sold for US$3,637,408 at Christie's Auctions in Geneva on May 16, 2011.
  • Piaget Emperador Temple Watch US$3.3 million.
  • Patek Philippe 1953 Model 2523 Heures Universelles Watch: US$2,899,373.
  • Cartier Secret Watch with Phoenix Decor. Price: US$2,755,000.
  • Franck Muller Aeternitas Mega 4 watch. The most complicated wrist watch ever made in the world: 36 complications, 1483 components, 99 jewels. Price: US$2,700,000.
  • Parmigiani Fleurier Fibonacci Pocket Watch: US$2.4 Million.
  • Patek Philippe Model 1591 (1944): US$$2,263,964.
  • Patek Philippe The Grogan (1925) Gold Chronograph Watch. One of the first watches made for a lefty. Price: US$1,945,040.
  • Vacheron Constantin Grand Complication, Movement No. 37555, Case No. 231922, pocket watch in 20-carat gold made for James Ward Packard in 1918 brought US$1,800,000 at Christie's New York auction on June 15, 2011.
  • Patek Philippe Single Button Chronograph Watch: US$1,773,206.
  • Patek Philippe Pilot Watch, 1936 model. Sold for over US$1,710,690 at Christie's in Geneva on May 11, 2009.
  • Richard Mille Sapphire Crystal Watch: RM 56 Felipe Massa Sapphire. Limited edition: 5 pieces. Price: US$1.7 million.
  • Blancpain Spécialités Tourbillon Diamants Watch. Features 735 diamond stones (20.14 carats) encrusted on a 18k white gold 3 piece case set and 29 added jewels placed on the automatic caliber 25A tourbillon movement. Price: US$1,342,700.
  • Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon in yellow gold, Ref. 5002, sold for US$1.2 million at the Patrizzi & Co. auction in New York on October 7, 2009.
  • Kalla Duchesse Métiers d'Art watch (reference: 81750/S01G-9198) 36 × 45 mm in 18K white gold set with 837 baguette-cut diamonds and 1 round-cut diamond, certified Hallmark of Geneva. Fully paved dial and bracelet, diamond-set crown. Vacheron Constantin Manufacture hand-wound mechanical movement 1400. Price: US$1,275,000
  • Chopard Super Ice Cube Watch. Price: US$1,130,260.
  • Hublot One Million $ Black Caviar Bang Watch. 550 diamonds are all over the watch, with a total of 34.5 carats. Won the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève prize for jewelery watch of the year 2009.
  • Ulysse Nardin Royal Blue Tourbillion watch. Has a platinum case and bracelet and is set with a total of 568 baguette-cut Top Wesselton diamonds (33.8 carats) and 234 baguette-cut royal blue sapphires (16.79 carats). Limited edition: 30 pieces. Price: US$1 million.
  • Jacob & Co. Crystal Tourbillon watch. The 18 carat white gold case of the Crystal Tourbillion is covered in 17.48 carats of baguette diamonds and has a transparent skeleton tourbillon dial. Price: US$900,000.
  • Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Grande Complication. Selfwinding watch with perpetual calendar indicating the day, the date, the week, the moon phases, the month and the leap years, minute repeater, split-seconds chronograph and small seconds at 9 o'clock. 950 platinum case, white classic dial, blue strap. Price: US$$780,600.
  • Breguet Classique 5349 Grande Complication. It contains more than 570 parts and has three patents to protect its 'superior precision and technological mastery'. Price: US$755,000.
  • Omega Constellation Baguette watch. 459 Top Wesselton diamonds, totaling just over 30 carats. There are 146 baguette and trapeze diamonds on the dial, completely covering the 18 carat white gold case. Price: US$$708,742.
  • Vacheron Constantin Malte regulator tourbillon high jewellery watch. Has 263 baguette-cut diamonds in the dial and 274 baguette-cut diamonds in the case. Price: US$700,000.
  • Richard Mille RM 27-01 Raphael Nadal. Limited edition of 50 timepieces. Weight: just 19 g. Price: US$690,000.
  • Greubel Forsey Quadruple Tourbillion. 531 parts are used for two separate double tourbillons. Price: US$690,000.
  • World's Most Expensive Watch #33: Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Jackpot Tourbillion. Jewels: 38. Power reserve: min. 96 hours. Price: US$625,000.
  • World's Most Expensive Watch #34: A. Lange & Söhne Tourbograph 'Pour le Mérite'. Limited edition: 50 units. Price: US$515,947.
  • Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical watch. Limited series of 135 pieces. Price: US$400,000.
  • Kieselstein-Cord Alligator women's timepiece.
  • Jaeger LeCoultre Hybris Mechanica.
  • IWC Portuguese Grande Complication Gold Watch.
  • Longines Lindbergh's Atlantic Voyage Watch.
  • Maurice Lacroix Starside Eternal Moon Watch.
  • Rolex Cosmograph Daytona watch.
  • Louis Vuitton Tambour in Black LV277 automatic chronograph, 44mm.
  • Tag Heuer Calibre 1887.
  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding watch with date display and centre seconds. 18-carat pink gold case, silvered dial, black strap.
  • Pebble E-Paper Watches.
  • A. Lange & Söhne: Richard Lange collection 'Pour Le Mérite' watch.
  • Blancpain Tourbillon watch.
  • Piaget Altiplano ultra-thin, mechanical, pink gold, diamonds watch.
  • Breguet 'Le Réveil du Tsar' Classique alarm wristwatch in 18-carat yellow gold.
  • Arnold & Son DBS 18-Carat Rose Gold Case.

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"I'm very proud of my gold pocket watch. My grandfather, on his deathbed, sold me this watch." - Woody Allen.

"Like a genial hotelier, Rolex has introduced me to some of the nicest people. I ask about their Rolex and they ask about mine. It's as marvelous a conversation piece as it is a timepiece." - Maurice Chevalier.

A CLOCK is an instrument used to indicate, keep, and co-ordinate time. A silent instrument missing such a mechanism has traditionally been known as a TIMEPIECE. In general usage today a "clock" refers to any device for measuring and displaying the time. Watches and other timepieces that can be carried on one's person are often distinguished from clocks. The clock is one of the oldest human inventions, meeting the need to consistently measure intervals of time shorter than the natural units: the day; the lunar month; and the year. Devices operating on several different physical processes have been used over the millennia, culminating in the clocks of today.

A WATCH is a timepiece that is made to be worn on a person. It is usually a wristwatch, worn on the wrist with a strap or bracelet. In addition to the time, modern watches often display the day, date, month and year, and electronic watches may have many other functions.

Most inexpensive and medium-priced watches used mainly for timekeeping are electronic watches with quartz movements. Expensive, collectible watches valued more for their workmanship and aesthetic appeal than for simple timekeeping, often have purely mechanical movements and are powered by springs, even though mechanical movements are less accurate than more affordable quartz movements.

Before the inexpensive miniaturization that became possible in the 20th century, most watches were pocket watches, which often had covers and were carried in a pocket and attached to a watch chain or watch fob. Watches evolved in the 1600s from spring powered clocks, which appeared in the 1400s.

A CHRONOGRAPH is a specific type of watch that is used as a stopwatch combined with a display watch. A basic chronograph has an independent sweep second hand; it can be started, stopped, and returned to zero by successive pressure on the stem.

The modern day chronograph works by pushing a start button, normally located at the two o clock position, to begin recording time, and by pushing the same button to stop the recording. When the button is pushed to start the recording, a series of three (in more complicated and more precise chronographs there are more wheels) train wheels start turning. The smallest has a revolution time of one second, the next sixty seconds, and the final one has a revolution time of sixty minutes. The three train wheels interact with one another and record how long it has been since the start button has been activated.

In horology (study of clocks), COMPLICATION refers to any feature in a timepiece beyond the simple display of hours, minutes, and seconds. A timepiece indicating only hours, minutes, and seconds is otherwise known as a simple movement. Common additions such as day/date displays, chronographs, and automatic winding mechanisms are usually not sufficient to permit a movement to be called complicated. The more complications in a watch, the more difficult it is to design, create, assemble, and repair. A typical date-display chronograph may have up to 250 parts, while a particularly complex watch may have a thousand or more parts. Watches with several complications are referred to as grandes complications.

  • Baselworld.
  • BASELWORLD - "The World Watch and Jewellery Show." The most important trade show of the international watch and jewellery industry, organized each spring in the city of Basel, Switzerland.
  • Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de GenÈve | Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix | GPHG - created in 2001. Held annually at Geneva’s Grand Théâtre. The main objective of the Foundation of the GPHG is to contribute, thanks to its label, to promoting Swiss watchmaking and its values around the world.
  • Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair - since 1982. Tmepiece trade show held annually in Hong Kong. It is organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), Hong Kong Watch Manufacturers Association Ltd., and The Federation of Hong Kong Watch Trades and Industries Ltd. The fair showcases both Hong Kong and international labels.
  • Inhorgenta Munich - "Trade Show for Jewelry and Watches."
  • INTERNATIONAL WATCH FAIRS - "London's new exclusive collectors' fair, to be held in one of the most dynamic and important financial and fashion destinations in the world."
  • Only Watch Charity Auction - world-renowned charitable fundraiser for research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, held every two years since 2005.
  • Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie | SIHH - since 1991. Dedicated to the promotion of Fine Watchmaking and to serving an elite circle of distributors. Venue: Palexpo (Palais des Expositions et des Congrès), Route François-Peyrot 30, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex (Geneva), Switzerland.
  • TOP MARQUES WATCHES - The Grimaldi Forum, Monaco. Vintage and limited editions.
  • World Presentation of Haute Horlogerie & Jewellery | WPHH - by Franck Muller Group.
    Private Label & Promotional Watches
  • Chrono AG.
  • 121 TIME - "Create Your Own Swiss Made Watch." Premium corporate branding, personalized corporate gifts.
  • AMERICAN WATCH COMPANY - "Custom and Promotional Logo Watches." Logo and custom watches.
  • ANGULAR MOMENTUM - founded in 1998. Creator and manufacturer of custom made and bespoke timepieces.
  • Belair - "The Prestige of Private Label."
  • BLANCHEFONTAINE - personalized and custom, and private label Swiss watches.
  • CATTIN - since 1858. "Your Swiss Partner for Private Label Watches."
  • CHRONO - "Swiss Made Private Label Watches."
  • CLASS WATCH - "The World's Premier Watch Brands Personalized By You." These name brand watches can be personalized with officially licensed university or college logos. Additionally, initials, year and degree can be added.
  • Crow - "Private Label Watches for Promotional and Branded Watches."
  • D.FREMONT - "Limited production Swiss watches." Mechanical timepieces.
  • GOLAY SPIERER - "We exclusively create unique custom made pieces according to the desires of the person who will wears the watch."
  • Hirsch - "Specialized in the production and sale of high quality and unique watches for more than 20 years. As a market leader in German-speaking countries in the “Private Label” area, we place our emphasis not only on excellent quality and service, but also on the individuality of each series."
  • ITS TIME - since 1992. "Private Label Watches When Swiss Made Counts." Committed to the development of Swiss Made Corporate Watches for ambitious companies, giving utmost priority to quality and efficiency."
  • Jorg Gray - since 1998.
  • LETEL - since 1985. "Bespoke custom made." We offer distinguished customized quartz, automatic and mechanical luxury watches, through our extensive luxury network.
  • Miang - "With more than 400,000 possible combinations, Miang Copenhagen lets you design a reflection of your ideas and lifestyle in an innovative horological product."
  • MONDAINE - "Private Label. Trade Brand Watches & Outsourcing Services. Promotional Watches."
  • PET COLLECTION - "Logo Watches, Photo Watches and more..."
  • PIERRE KUNZ TAYLOR MADE - "Engravings personalise the watch complications, making them unique in the eyes of their owner. A former member of the Cabinotiers de Genève, the engraver follows the lead of the designer and can display all kinds of scenes, landscapes or monuments."
  • Private Label - founded in 1966. "With Private Label, Swatch Group makes all its expertise available to third-party clients who are not active in the watchmaking industry, providing them with highly attractive watches that perfectly capture and reflect their image."
  • Roger W. Smith - since 1986. Bespoke series: These made to order details encompass decorative aspects of your watch, such as material choice and specialist metal treatments, which can include unique engraving designs.
  • ROVENTA-HENEX - since 1959. "The leading company for private label watches." Swiss private label watches.
  • Swiss Custom Watches - Private Label. Limited Edition. Special Editions. Tailor Made. Prime Watches. Our concept: "Design, creation and customization of Swiss watches. Exclusive models and customizations of Classics 'Swiss Made' models. Movement, assembly, customization and design 'Swiss Made'. Customizations of movements, mechanisms, cases, dials and accessories."
  • SWISS TREK WATCH - Horoswiss watches for a corporate logo program, gifts, awards, or incentives.
  • UHR - "Private Label Uhren from UHR."
  • UNIVERSE WATCH (HK) CO. - "The Persuit of Perfection." Professional watch manufacturer and exporter, the company owns a first class group of technicians, designers and staff, which produces more than 800 thousand watches per year, including 500 different style samples and thousands of different style design drawings for customers reference.
  • WALCA SWITZERLAND - founded in 1976. "The leading specialist for private-label timepieces in Switzerland."
  • XANTIA - since 1962. "Private Label Watches."
    Watch Media
  • HH Journal.
  • A BLOG TO WATCH - "The World's Most Popular Source for Watch." News, reviews, buying guides, discussion & admiration.
  • CALIBRE 11 - "The Home of TAG Heuer & Vintage Heuer Collectors."
  • COLLECTING WATCHES - "Everything you want to know about collectable wristwatches."
  • Daily Watch - Instagram.
  • Escapement - "Watch reviews of high-end watches and haute horology."
  • Fratello Watches - "Voicing opinions about watches and the watch industry since 2004." One of the first blogs about wristwatches, sharing thoughts and news about watches and the watch industry with other watch enthusiasts. Fratellowatches writes opinionated articles, reviews and reports about watches, covering most of the major brands and independent watchmakers.
  • Guido Mondani Editore - "The leading publisher in the watch field." Founded in 1979 by Guido Mondani, a specialist with trained knowledge in Haute Horlogerie. Today, Mondani books are regarded highly as quality references by watch collectors and dealers all over the world.
  • HAUTE TIME - "The #1 online resource for luxury watches like Patek Philippe, Richard Mille, Hublot, Breguet & Piaget watches worldwide."
  • HH MAGAZINE - published by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie. News from the world of watchmaking and luxury watches.
  • HODINKEE - since 2008. "One of the most widely read watch publications in the world." Wristwatch news, reviews & original stories.
  • iW INTERNATIONAL WATCH MAGAZINE - "Your daily source for the latest watch news."
  • Le Guide des Montres - "The french Watch Guide web site." Originals editorials, pictures, interviews & videos. Based in Paris.
  • Master Horologer - "Free of cost promotional website dedicated to the art of traditional watch making and related industries. This portal is an online information source for customers to know about genuine brands, their products, historical details and latest happenings in the industry."
  • Monochrome - since 2006. "Leading online Watch Magazine entirely dedicated to news, reviews and watch-talk about high-end watches."
  • PLAZA WATCH - "Welcome to a real magazine for all watch lovers. We write about the news and trends, but also cover historical achievements, important personalities and unique technical solutions."
  • PROFESSIONAL WATCHES - The Wristwatch Blog. "One of the most visited English language watch publications online. It is written for a growing international audience of watch aficionados."
  • QP MAGAZINE - "Devoted to Fine Watches."
  • RAMI GEORGE MONTHLY - monthly newsletter.
  • REVOLUTION - "Celebrating the Machine with a Heartbeat." The World's Ultimate Watch Lifestyle Magazine.
  • STYLECRAVE - "Mens Expensive Luxury Watches Reviews, Interviews & More."
  • THE PURISTS - "The Serious Connoisseur's Resource."
  • The Watch Adviser - online publication about watches.'s mission is to cover the latest wristwatch news and events all around the world, live from the top watch shows, boutiques, auctions, and exhibits.
  • THE WATCH QUOTE - "The Luxury Watches Portal."
  • The Watches TV - "Your luxury watch & watchmaking video channel!" Swiss made films, new timepieces, The is an independent audiovisual media dedicated to the world of watches.
  • THE WATCHISMO TIMES - "Vintage & Modern Horology." A reliquary of obscure timepieces from bygone eras as well as cutting-edge watches of today."
  • Time and Watches - "News and stories for the mechanical watches enthusiasts."
  • Time Tide - "The Australian Watch Authority."
  • TIMEZONE - "The world's watch information resource."
  • TOTAL ROLEX - "The Total Rolex book illustrates all watch models produced by Rolex, specifying the period of production and the metal of all watches."
  • TRUSTED WATCH - "The International Timepiece-Portal." Watch portal & watch magazine.
  • VOX Magazine - published twice yearly by Antiquorum, The World’s Premier Auctioneers of Modern and Vintage Timepieces. "VOX magazine is dedicated to the world of horology and topics of interest to the casual and experienced collector. The magazine features insights from our global experts, interviews, highlights of watches for sale from past and future auctions, rare timepieces and more."
  • WATCH Journal - since 1997. "The magazine provides a refined lens on the watch world. Each issue includes coverage of relevant news and events; the publisher’s recurring column on the business of watches; a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into watch manufacturing; a section of original watch photography; profiles of industry leaders and collector interviews."
  • WATCH TALK FORUMS - "Talking Watches. All The Time".
  • - "Watch Talk." General watch discussion forum.
  • WATCHTIME.COM - "America’s No. 1 Watch Magazine." Covers all aspects of fine timepieces, fine wristwatches and "watch culture."
  • WRIST DREAMS - "News and reviews site for the rapidly evolving watch industry."
    Watch Museums
  • Beyer Clock & Watch Museum, Bahnhofstrasse 31, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Guide to Switzerland's watch museums - Qantas.
  • Horological museums - Wikipedia.
  • index of museums - National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors.
  • Watchmaking museums - Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie.
    • AMERICAN CLOCK & WATCH MUSEUM - 100 Maple Street, Bristol, Connecticut 06010, U.S.A. "Promoting and preserving the history of American-made clocks and watches." The museum holds one of the largest displays of American clocks and watches in the world, over 5,500! As visitors travel through the museum’s eight galleries, these timekeeping devices chime and strike upon the hour.
    • Audemars Piguet museum - Route de France 16, 1348 Le Brassus, Switzerland. Still in the hands of its founding families, Audemars Piguet holds an unequalled number of world firsts in the field of Haute Horlogerie. The number of complex watches makes it one of the major private watch museums in this field.
    • BADOLLET MUSEUM - virtual interactive museum.
    • BRITISH MUSEUM - Clocks and Watches (Room 38–39), Great Russell Street, London, England. Mechanical clocks were invented in Western Europe in the medieval period and were first used in cathedrals and churches. Many of the hundreds of exhibits on display are working and can be heard ticking, striking and chiming the hours.
    • CHELSEA CLOCK MUSEUM - virtual museum. Gives detailed history of clock company known especially for marine clocks and "precision regulators," established by Joseph H. Eastman.
    • CITÉ DU TEMPS - Pont de la Machine 1, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland. The world's largest watchmaking group, the Swatch Group (whose brands include Breguet, Blancpain, Glashütte-Original, Jaquet Droz, Léon Hatot, Omega, Longines, Rado, Union, Tissot, ck watch & jewelry, Balmain, Hamilton, Certina, Mido, Swatch, Flik Flak and Endura) opened in 2006, in Geneva, the Cité du Temps, a public exhibition centre focused on the world of time.
    • CLOCK MUSEUM AT SCHLOSS Friedenstein - since 1928. Historisches Museum, Schloss Friedenstein, 99867 Gotha, Germany.
    • Clock Museum of the Vienna Museum - the 3000 clocks from the collection of the Vienna Museum. The Clock Museum has a collection that is unique in Europe. It is accommodated in an enchanting Viennese house in the historical city, with foundation walls dating from the Middle Ages, and situated very close to Judenplatz. Schulhof 2, Vienna, Austria.
    • CLOCKARIUM MUSEUM - 163 Auguste Reyers boulevard, Brussels / Schaerbeek, Belgium.
    • ELLICOTT ONLINE MUSEUM - "Ellicott pocket watches were most prized by high-ranking nobility and monarchs. Today Ellicott pocket watches are exceptional showpieces significant to the public and the collectors."
    • Espace Horloger - Museum of Watchmaking - Joux Valley, Grand-Rue 2, 1347 Le Sentier, Switzerland. The Museum throws light on the sophisticated technologies of watchmaking and the richness and diversity of complicated movements: minute-repeater, grand strike, split-seconds chronograph, perpetual calendar, tourbillion, moon phase.
    • GERMAN CLOCK MUSEUM - Robert-Gerwig-Platz, 78120 Furtwangen, Germany. With over 8000 items, the collection draws a multifaceted and international portrait all about the history and technology of time.
    • Girard-Perregaux Museum - since 1999. Villa Marguerite, Place Girardet 1, 2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. On display there are collections from the company's past and present, bearing witness to an illustrious history that stretches back over two hundred years.
    • GLASHÜTTE GERMAN WATCH MUSEUM - Schillerstrasse 3 a, 01768 Glashütte / Saxony, Germany. Presents the development of watchmaking in Glashütte in chronological order from its beginnings with Ferdinand Adolph Lange in 1845 across more than 165 years to the present.
    • Haus zum Kirschgarten - Clock & Watch Collection, Elisabethenstrasse 27/29, 4051 Basel, Switzerland. Timepieces made in Western European clock making centres between the 15th and 19th centuries, especially sundials, carriage clocks, enamelled gold watches and timepieces made in Basel.
    • Historical Museum Basel - Steinenberg 4, 4051 Basel, Switzerland. "The collection of clocks, watches and scientific instruments in the Basel Historical Museum, consisting of around 1'200 objects, is one of the largest and most important in Switzerland. It is comparable to those in La Chaux-de-Fonds and Geneva, and enjoys an international reputation."
    • HOFFMAN CLOCK MUSEUM - Mason St, Newark, New York 14513, U. S. A. "Collection of timepieces has something for everyone and includes over 300 clocks, watches and tools. Exhibits introduce the visitor to the development of timekeeping technology and provide a wide variety of clock styles. A special emphasis on the history of New York State clockmakers makes this museum a truly exceptional place to visit."
    • Horlorgerie | Ville de Genève - Musèe d'art et d'histoire, Horological Collection, Rue Charles-Galland 2, 1206 Geneva, Switzerland.
    • Horlorgerie Museum - Lange Schipstraat 13, 2800 Mechelen, Belgium. The museum houses a permanent exhibition of approximately 1000 timekeepers.
    • International Museum of Horology - 29, rue des Musées, 2301 La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. In exceptional surroundings you can admire the most outstanding pieces, while retracing the history of time measurement from the beginning until modern days.
    • International Watch Company Museum | IWC - Baumgartenstrasse 15, 8201 Schaffhausen, Switzerland. "Let us show you round our production site and immerse yourself in the world of watchmaking. Come and visit us! Apply online now."
    • Jaeger-LeCoultre Heritage Gallery - since 2007. Rue de la Golisse 8, 1347 Le Sentier, Vallée de Joux, Switzerland. "180 years of complications, 180 years of invention, 180 years of passion."
    • JEANRICARD MUSEUM - La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. By appointment only.
    • KELLENBERGER COLLECTION - Kirchplatz 14, 8400 Winterthur, Switzerland.
    • KONSTANTIN CHAYKIN - "It's Russian Time." Online Russian watch museum.
    • L’Artisan du Temps - Watch Museum & Workshop, 37, rue Nationale, 35300 Fougères, France. Collection of watches and clocks, including numerous masterpieces, driven by ancient and sophisticated movements.
    • LE CASTEL - Chez-le-Bart, 2024 Saint-Aubin-Sauges, Switzerland.
    • LONGINES Museum - 2610 Saint-Imier, Switzerland. Renovated and restructured in 2012, the museum harbours collections that represent all facets of the brand’s past. Visitors can come and discover the main watch models, navigation instruments, timekeeping instruments, and a variety of unique documents such as photographs, posters, films, medals and archive records.
    • L.U.CEUM - Traces of Time - rue des Moulins 20, 2114 Fleurier, Switzerland. Located in the Chopard Manufacture and opened in 2006. The L.U.CEUM invites visitors to follow the traces of time. An inventive museography highlights masterpieces of watchmaking from different periods and regions of Europe. Retracing five centuries of history, the collection is divided in themes.
    • MOSCOW KREMLIN MUSEUM - Moscow, Russia. The State Museums of the Moscow Kremlin house a small but impressive horological (The art of designing and making clocks) collection of 16th- to 19th-century works by Russian and Western European masters. In medieval times the watchmaker had also to be a jeweller who created intricate mechanism and ornate watch-cases of unusual shape.
    • MUSÉE DE L'HORLOGERIE - 17, rue de la Glapiney, 25500 Morteau, France.
    • MUSÉE DE L'HORLOGERIE et du DÉcolletage de Cluse - 100, place du 11 Novembre, Espace Carpano et Pons, 74300 Cluses, France.
    • MUSÉE DE L'HORLOGERIE DE L'ÉMAILLERIE - Rue Charles-Galland 2, 1206 Geneva, Switzerland.
    • MUSÉE D'HORLOGERIE DU LOCLE - Route des Monts 65, Château des Monts, 2400 Le Locle, Switzerland. The collections of clocks, watches, automata presented in a late 18th century manor house, pay tribute to talented craftsmen and artists.
    • MUSÉE DU TEMPS DE BESANÇON - Palais Granvelle, 96 Grande rue, 25000 Besançon, France. The historical, technical and scientific aspects of time measurement are presented on the first two floors while the third floor hosts temporary exhibitions.
    • MUSEUM OF THE DUTCH CLOCK - Kalverringdijk 3, Zaanse Schans, 1509 BT Zaandam, The Netherlands. "The principal collection on Dutch horological items." Unique collection of historical Dutch clocks from 1500 until 1850. Specific types of clocks are exhibited in working order, divided over several cozy rooms. The collection gives an almost complete chronological survey of the evolution of Dutch clocks.
    • Museum of timekeepers and mechanical musical instruments - Staatsstrasse 18, 3653 Oberhofen, Switzerland. The collection comprises clocks, pocket and pendant watches, wrist watches and exquisite musical rarities, barrel organs, reed and pipe organs, merry-go-round organs, orchestrions, music boxes and automatons.
    • NATIONAL WATCH & CLOCK MUSEUM - since 1977. 514 Poplar Street Columbia, Columbia, Pennsylvania 17512, U.S.A. The Museum collection is international in scope and covers a wide variety of clocks, watches, tools, and other time-related items. Over 12,000 items. The largest collection is of nineteenth-century American clocks and watches.
    • OMEGA MUSEUM - Rue Stämpfi 96, 2500 Biel/Bienne 4 , Switzerland. Opened to the public in January 1984 and is the oldest watch museum dedicated to the history of a single brand. Along with some 4000 watches, the remarkable collection includes movements, clocks, instruments, tools, photos, engravings, posters, signs, awards and certificates.
    • PATEK PHILIPPE MUSEUM - since 1839. 7, rue des Vieux Grenadiers, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland. "The best watches museum of the World." Established in a building from the early 20th century, the museum presents over four floors an important collection of Genevese, Swiss and European horological art, enamels, musical automata, and portrait miniatures dating from the 16th until the 19th century, as well as Patek Philippe's most prestigious creations from 1839 up until today.
    • Prof. Dimas de Melo Pimenta Clock Museum - since 1950. Avenida Mofarrej, 840 Vila Leopoldina, São Paulo, Brazil. Collection with some 700 models, including pocket watches, wall clocks, table clocks, cuckoo clocks.
    • Saint-Nicolas d'Aliermont Clock Museum - 48, rue Edouard Cannevel, 76510 Saint-Nicolas d’Aliermont, France. The only one of its kind in Normandy, the museum retraces the history of clockmaking and precision timekeeping, a traditional expertise in Aliermont, from the 18th century to the present day with attractive and interactive displays.
    • SWISS NATIONAL MUSEUM - Landesmuseum Zürich, Museumstrasse 2, 8021 Zurich, Switzerland. The Timepiece and Scientific Instrument Collection. "Switzerland is considered the homeland of the timepiece, for which reason the museum strives to maintain a representative cross-section of clock and watch making over the past 500 years, while at the same time acknowledging the core competence of the museums in Geneva, La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle."
    • TAG HEUER 360 - 6A, rue Louis-Joseph Chevrolet, 2300 La Chaux-De-Fonds, Switzerland. Virtual museum. A historical and avant-garde gallery dedicated to the glory of its exceptional heritage.
    • THE BILY CLOCKS MUSEUM - 323 S. Main Street, Spillville, Iowa 52168, U.S.A. "The clocks depict history, art, religion and culture and are covered with hundreds of expertly carved figures. Some stand over nine feet tall."
    • The Grassy Clock & Watch Museum - since 1953. Gran Via 1, 28013 Madrid, Spain. The collection consists of mechanical clocks and watches and an outdoor sundial and covers the period from the 16th to the 19th century.
    • The workshop and the museum of the watchmaker's - 37, rue Nationale, 35300 Fougères, France.
    • TIMEXPO: THE TIMEX MUSEUM - 175 Union Street, Waterbury, Connecticut 06706, U.S.A. "Tells the story of Timex and its heritage dating back to 1854. Come see our collection of magnificent timepieces and time-related innovations where integrity and passion for cutting-edge technology have always remained at the forefront. Walk through our Time Tunnel, which leads to ancient mysteries, studies on cultural origins, hands-on activities and much more."
    • TOKYOFLASH WATCH MUSEUM - virtual museum. "Tokyoflash watches are all limited edition and these designs are now no longer available to buy."
    • Vacheron Constantin Heritage Centre - 7 Quai de l’Ile, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland. One-stop shop: boutique, heritage centre and brand archives. 100 of the brand’s 1000-plus heritage collection are on show (on rotation) at any one time.
    • Villa JeanRichard - since 2004. Rue du Progrès 129, 2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Traces changes in watch tools and machinery over more than three centuries through more than one hundred collector's items.
    • WILLARD HOUSE & CLOCK MUSEUM - 11 Willard Street, North Grafton, Massachusetts 01536, U.S.A. "Benjamin Willard began making clocks in his small, rural Massachusetts workshop in 1766. Today, over 80 Willard clocks are exhibited in the birthplace and original workshop of the Willard clockmakers."
    • Zum RÖsli Clock Museum - Röslistrasse 46, 8006 Zurich, Switzerland. Antique clocks of some five hundred table clocks, wall clocks and longcase clocks from the 1460s to the 1900s.
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