Musée International d'Horlogerie
The Musée International d'Horlogerie is at the heart of La Chaux-de-Fonds, one of the cradles of Swiss watchmaking. A short walk from the train station, it hosts one of the most remarkable collections in the world of clocks and watches, taking you through the history of watchmaking. It even hosts an exhibition space dedicated to the femtosecond, a quadrillionth of the second. In a more traditional vein, you can also see some resident watchmakers at work.
Rue Louis-J.-Chevrolet 6A - 2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds (Google Maps)
Tuesday - Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm. It is also open on Easter and Whit Mondays.
How much? Adults: 15 CHF; Reduced: 7.50. For more special rates visit the website.
SWE Rating: Excellent
The museum has a very neat gift shop, that includes some hard to find and highly interesting books about the technicality and / or history of watchmaking.
Once a year, usually on the first Sunday of October, there is a large vintage watch fair, hosted in the underground hall of the museum: some very interesting finds can be made. Finally, just around the corner from the museum is Juval Horlogerie, a renowned vintage watch boutique.