It’s not often you get to look at watches from the private collection of master watchmakers Maison Vacheron Constantin. From 27th October to 13th December a selection of 12 rarely seen historic timepieces are on display at the History of Science Museum in Oxford.
This fantastic exhibition looks like a great day out. Learn the personal history of 24 unique watches including:
Outside the entrance in the Sheldonian Yard, you'll see a scaled replica of one of the most cunning mechanical devices ever produced: the lever watch escapement.
Inside the Museum, discover how humans from antiquity to the early modern world have told the time, travelled the globe, and explored the skies. Investigate:
Find out more about this great exhibition. If you love timepieces as much as we do, it’s not to be missed. Book your FREE ticket at www.hsm.ox.ac.uk/heartbeat-city
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