Temporary exhibition La Neuchâteloise - Majestic? Austere? Old-fashioned? Iconic? La "neuchâteloise", or Neuchâtel clock, adorns countless interiors, apartments and cabinet and state rooms beyond the region's borders. A familiar and commonplace piece, with its easily recognisable classical shape, the Neuchâtel clock is an iconic object, the perfect blend of technical and aesthetic expertise. A century after the publication of Alfred Chapuis' "Histoire de la Pendulerie neuchâteloise" (History of Neuchâtel clockmaking), the Le Locle Watchmaking Museum in Château des Monts and the International Watchmaking Museum in La Chaux-de-Fonds are reappraising the history and destiny of the Neuchâtel clock in a major joint exhibition. 07.05 - 08.10.2017




During the lunch break, a guide or curator from MIH will introduce you to a scientific aspect related to the theme of 'clocks' via a selection of objects from the collection. Tour conducted in French. free entry.

Demonstration of the Turk drinking coffee on a flying carpet automaton. Stay for a free coffee after the presentation.

  • October 4th 2017 - What is the point of a Neuchâtel clock? (tour related to the "La neuchâteloise" temporary exhibition). 

Les cirConférences du Temps

Conference - Les ressorts intimes du temps by Prof. Simon Henein, Instant Lab, EPFL, Aurelia Ikor, voice & Jacques Bouduban, cello. After, an aperitif will be serve at the MIH with the prensentation of the IsoSpring clock, developted by the EPFL. Possibility to visit also the exibition "La Neuchâteloise"

September 27th 2017, 19h15 at the Musée des beaux-arts



Gaïa Price

For the automnal equinox, the 23rd award ceremony recognizes one or more figures whose work has advanced the reputation of horology in the fields of research, craftsmanship and industry. 

September 21st 2017, 6:30 pm, at Club 44



Guided visits, free of charge

The association des amisMIH offers guided visits of the Musée international d'horlogerie on the first Sunday of each month at 10.30 am. The guide’s fees are offered. The admission is free of charge from October to the end of March. (Except for the day of the Watchmaking Fair). As well as the permanent collections, visitors will be invited to discover the different temporary exhibitions.  Next visit...