Watchmaking in Geneva
The Magic of Craftsmanship, Treasures of Gold and Enamel
- Thu 15/12/11 - Sun 29/04/12
- Musée Rath| Place Neuve
Sharing the richness and beauty of the watchmaking, enamelware and jewellery collections of the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire is the aim of this exhibition that puts on display more than one thousand objects from the 16th century to today. It also presents some pieces that can be admired by the public for the first time. An opportunity to penetrate into a realm of luxury where treasures of perfection lie waiting to be discovered: watches, clocks and jewels in addition to enamels and miniatures. Monumental-sized pieces and minuscule specimens are revealed as genuine masterpieces where beauty is allied to high precision and technical prowess, compelling the viewer’s admiration in front of such know-how. As the collections are so intimately linked to Geneva’s industrial and artistic activities, the exhibition also underscores the relationship between these works and the artistic trades.