2022 Agenda of the amisMIH

 

 

August 7th 2022, 10:30 am 

  • AMISMIH TOUR - First Sunday of each month, the association for Friends of the Musée international d'horlogerie (amisMIH) offers a free guided tour to those who are interested in discovering the treasures of the MIH. This tour is included in entry to the museum (free from October to March; fee applies from April to September).

 

August 27th 2022

  • A PAS CONTÉS - The traditional outing for friends of the region's horology museums: friends of MIH (amisMIH), Le Locle Watchmaking Museum and the Watch Museum in Villers-le-Lac.

 

 

 

2022 Agenda of the MIH

 

 

THE EXHIBITIONS:


PERMANENT EXPOSITIONS:

 

  • 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.

 

 

TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS:

 

  • NEW ACQUISITIONS IN 2021 -Our 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 18 March 2022 to 28 February 2023

 

 

  • BRILLANCE OF GLASS. THE MASTERY OF ENAMEL - Enamel in all its forms – cloisonné, champlevé, painted, opaque, translucent or opalescent – has been a source of fascination for centuries. Behind the apparent simplicity of its composition of glass and metal oxides lies the expert skill of the enamellers who have mastered its preparation, application and firing in the furnace. Even today, decorating a watch with enamel is a kind of alchemy that is still part shrouded in mystery. From 1 May to 6 november 2022.

 

 

EVENTS



 

 


September 22nd 2022, 6:00 pm

  • PRIX GAÏA - Now in its 28th year, this award ceremony recognises one or more figures whose work has advanced the reputation of horology in the fields of research, craftsmanship and industry.

 

 

September 23rd 2022, 4:30 pm

  • AUTUMN EQUINOX GETAWAY - Visit of the collection of the School of Applied Arts of La Chaux-de-Fonds. As part of the temporary exhibition "Éclat de verre, la maîtrise de l'émail" and on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the School of Applied Arts, the MIH invites you to discover the rich and varied universe of the magnificent collection of objects that lies dormant in the school's storerooms. Art deco enamels, ceramics, silks and so many others, come and admire the richness of these hidden gems!Registration required. Meeting point on site, Rue de la Paix 60.

 

November 6th 2022, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

  • 46th SWISS HOROLOGY FAIR - Around fifty watch and clock traders, antique dealers and collectors will be selling watches, clocks, tools, books and miscellaneous horological objects.

 

 

 

 

WORKSHOPS

Dates and Time listed online on www.mih.ch

MIH is offering workshops for children and young people on fixed dates during the school holidays and every first Sunday of each month at 10:30. These workshops give your children the opportunity to fit a mechanical movement, build their own sun dial, create a dial just like an enameller...and more! Call +41 32 967 68 61 to book.