2020 Agenda of the amisMIH



December 6th 2020, 10:30 am 

  • THE FREE GUIDED VISIT - The association des amisMIH offers guided tours of the musée international d'horlogerie every first Sunday of the month at 10.30 am. In addition to the basic collections, visitors are invited to discover the various temporary exhibitions. Entrance and visit free of charge.




2020 Agenda of the MIH






  • 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.


  • 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 20 March 2020 to 28 February 2021

  • NEW ACQUISITIONS IN 2019Our collection is able to grow regularly thanks to donations and purchases. Every year, the International Watchmaking Museum acknowledges the generosity of its donors with a 12-month exhibition of new acquisitions from the previous year.


From 14 November 2020 to 7 Novembre 2021

  • POSTPONED //TRANSMISSIONS - REGARDS SUR UN PATRIMOINE VIVANT In the context of the potential inclusion of the Craftsmanship of Mechanical Watchmaking and Art Mechanics on the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage, contemporary photographers share their views on how watchmaking expertise has been built and shared within the French-Swiss Jura Arc. This exhibition has been created in collaboration with the Besançon Museum of Time.






December 21st 2020, Meet at 12:15 pm in the Rue du Progrès 68 MIH

  • GETAWAYS - The museum is offering themed tours outside its walls to mark the change of the seasons. " The Forgotten Workshop " This mechanical workshop was recently rediscovered and is laid out almost exactly as it was originally. Accompanied by a guide, you can explore the nooks and crannies of this tiny "forgotten workshop" and discover the machines and tools used by the different generations who owned it. Call +41 32 967 68 61 to book. Places are limited.