Agenda of the amisMIH 2019

 

November 3rd, 2019, 12 noon and 2 p.m.

  • On the occasion of the Watch Exchange, the association amisMIH offers 3 free guided tours of the International Watchmaking Museum. The guided visit is offered in all 3 cases.

- 12 noon: free museum-admission and free guided visit in French.

- 2 p.m.: museum-entrance fee of 8.- frs, but free guided visits in French and German.

In addition to the basic collections, visitors will be invited to discover the different temporary exhibitions.

 

 

2019 Agenda of the MIH

                                                                                        

Permanent exhibition

  • MAN AND TIME - The exhibition takes you on a captivating journey through time. Unique in its architectural and museographic design, the Musée international d'horlogerie houses the world's greatest collection devoted to the measurement of time. From sun dials to atomic clocks through pendulums, clocks, watches, automata, machines as well as tools from the 16th century to the present day, the exhibition unveils mysteries of time and retells the technical, artistic, social, economic and cultural history of watchmaking in Switzerland and around the world in a very vivid and didactic manner, spanning over 2000 m2.

 

Semi permanente exhibition until June 8th 2022

  • TO THE NEAREST FEMTOSECOND!  - Dive into the infinitely accurate! The search for precision has been a catalyst for the development and the innovations in the watchmaking field since the 16th century. From World War II, such precision has moved from watchmakers and astronomers to scientists: time is now defined through observation of physical phenomena and not through astronomical observation anymore. The femtosecond – equivalent to 10-15 – (or a quadrillionth) of a second is the most precise fraction of a second ever measured. Such a degree of precision is imperceptible to human beings, but has nevertheless become necessary to daily life organisation: geo-tracking, transportation, telecommunications have become efficient thanks to this extreme precision.

 

 

from 15 March 2019 to 28 February 2020

  • New acquisitions 2018 - temporary exhibition. The collection keeps growing thanks to donations and purchases. Each year, the Musée international d'horlogerie specially thanks generous donators by displaying the new acquisitions of the year before during a period of twelve months. 

 

November 6th 2019, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

ON THE STROKE OF MIDDAY ! Over the lunch break, a guide or curator from MIH will take you deeper into the world of precision in response to the exhibition entitled To the nearest femtosecond! +/- 0.000000001 second per day - Caesium fountain clocks using laser cooling technology are currently the reference frequency standard, governing international atomic time (TAI) and, as a result, coordinated universal time (UTC). Guided tour led by a member of the Time and Frequency Laboratory at the University of Neuchâtel (UniNE).

 

December 4th 2019, 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

  • ON THE STROKE OF MIDDAY ! Over the lunch break, a guide or curator from MIH will take you deeper into the world of precision in response to the exhibition entitled To the nearest femtosecond! +/- 0.000000001 second per day - Caesium fountain clocks using laser cooling technology are currently the reference frequency standard, governing international atomic time (TAI) and, as a result, coordinated universal time (UTC). Guided tour led by a member of the Time and Frequency Laboratory at the University of Neuchâtel (UniNE).