GENEVA AT THE HEART OF TIME EXHBITION
THE ORIGIN OF SWISS WATCHMAKING CULTURE
From April 23rd to August 12th 2015 at the the Capital Museum China of Beijing
For the 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and the People’s Democratic Republic of China, and as part of the partnership signed in 2013 between Geneva and the city of Beijing, the Capital Museum China, in cooperation with the Museum of Art and History, Geneva (MAH) and the Manufacture Vacheron Constantin, presents “Geneva at the Heart of Time - The Origin of Swiss Watchmaking Culture” from April 23rd to August 12th 2015.
Alongside the watchmaking and enamelling collections of the MAH, one of the most important watch and clock collections in the world, the Manufacture Vacheron Constantin was asked to complete the selection of the Geneva Museum by exhibiting the most exclusive pieces of its heritage collection.
In a 1,300 square meters exhibition specially designed for the occasion, 350 timepieces are presented, as well as objects, machinery and equipment and the reconstruction of an 18th century Geneva cabinotiers workshop .
All the objects presented trace the history and the excellence of Swiss watchmaking which has earned the city of Geneva its enduring status as the world capital of Fine Watchmaking for more than three centuries.