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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 March 18th 2022 to February 28 2023

 

 

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION - BRILLANCE OF THE GLASS. THE MASTERY OF ENAMEL

To mark the 150th anniversary of the School of Applied Arts in La Chaux-de-Fonds, and to coincide with the UN’s «International Year of Glass», the Brillance of Glass. The Mastery of Enamel exhibition showcases the traditional techniques of enamelling applied to the decoration of timepieces. Following on directly from the earlier exhibition entitled Transmissions.

Picturing the Intangible, which was dedicated to mechanical watchmaking expertise, this new exhibition will highlight the art of enamelling in ll its finery thanks to loans from several prestigious institutions in Switzerland and abroad; the exhibition will also cover the challenges – past and present – in training enamellers, through the School’s industrial arts collection. From 1st of May to 12th of march 2023.

 

 

 

The MIH Gaïa watch

 

The Musée international d'horlogerie reveals its new creation: the MIH Gaïa watch. The second timepiece of the institution has been entirely designed by the museum's experts and made with the help of various regional craftsmen from different fields. The idea behind it is to support exceptional workmanship with the aim of preserving watchmaking heritage.

Acquire the MIH Gaïa watch

 

 

 

40+, 40 years of history of the association of friends of the MIH, N° 3

"40+" is an ephemeral periodical that retraces the 40 years of history of the association of friends of the MIH through impromptu selections of remarkable and emblematic works acquired since 1980 by the MIH with the support of the friends of the MIH via the Maurice Favre Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

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...