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Espace horloger-Vallée de Joux

The EH seeks to stand out and assert its personality by offering an original presentation of watchmaking, its history and its skills through avant-garde interactive and instructive media. It is an approach which, together with local watchmaking history, we are sure will make its mark! On the first floor, the expertise and skills of watchmaking await, plus the chance to really “get under the skin” of a watchmaker! Explanations and demonstrations will perhaps kindle the spark of a future interest or career. Climb the stairs for a journey through time from China to England. Then discover the essential role played by the Vallée de Joux and its horological Grand Complications.

Skills tables, 3D films and Ludotemps are among the new attractions that await you on the first floor of the Joux Valley Museum of Watchmaking. Its 500 m2 of floor space has a unique vocation: to highlight the region and its watchmaking genius. The method: total immersion in the world of a Joux Valley watchmaker.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/E
Opening 1996

Current exhibits

STAR WATCH: l'univers des complications horlogères

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In the cradle of watch complications, the Vallée de Joux and its craftsmen brought the greatest masterpieces revealed.
As real stars of "galaxy horologium", have these complicated watches once caused envy of those in power and now they are enjoying more collectors and watch enthusiasts around the world.
Make the experiment and allow yourself a moment of the star motion weighing, and discover the story the complex mechanics of the dream of "farmer-watchmakers".

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
L'Espace Métiers - Berufe - Crafts
L'Espace Métiers - Berufe - Crafts
L'Espace Temporaire - Temporäre Aust. - Temporary Ex.
L'Espace Temporaire - Temporäre Aust. - Temporary Ex.
L'Espace Musée - Museum
L'Espace Musée - Museum
  • Technology
    Technology
  • Thematic cultural asset
    Thematic cultural asset
  • History
    History

Location of the museum

Grand-Rue 2
1347 Le Sentier

Location/directions

Dans le village du Sentier, en face du Centre Sportif.

Open

Mai–oct: ma–di 10.30–17.30
Nov–avr: ma–di 13–17

Contact

Espace horloger-Vallée de Joux
Grand-Rue 2 Case postale 126
1347 Le Sentier
021 845 75 45 Telephone (musée)
info@espacehorloger.ch
http://www.espacehorloger.ch
  • Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
    Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
  • Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
    Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
  • Parking
    Parking
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Extremely children and family-friendly
    Extremely children and family-friendly
  • Completely wheelchair accessible
    Completely wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport