Monday, November 7, 2011

Visit to the Musée international d'horlogerie de la Chaux-de-Fonds

Because of the  Journées de la Métropole Horlogère, we were at the La Chaux de Fonds Museum of Horology over the weekend to look around. Here are some of the pictures of the visit. The JMH is a yearly event that is held in La Chaux-de-Fonds to showcase watchmaking of the surrounding areas. If you're ever passing by, you should drop in for a visit to the museum. 

A Rolex creation.

A pocket on display in one of the many hanging domes in the museum.

This is the sight that greets you after you pass the ticket counter.

Its actually a really nice museum. Exhibits are well presented and very informative.

Some pocket watches on display in the museum.

The craftsmanship of watchmakers in the La Chaux de fonds area.

GP Tourbillon.

Wei, our UN Fondation student having a laugh. The machine reminded him of a BBQ contraption which is used in China.

The MIH market. There were many vintage and antique watches on display and for sale.

Haggling with the different sellers.

Mr Antoine Simonin, WOSTEP founder was spotted at the market. His booth offered horological books and antique watches for sale.

Business concluded ! The sure smile of a good deal ! 

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