Crossborder watchmaking and time measurement.

Transmissions. L'immatériel photographié,. Photo: Le musée international d’horlogerie, La Chaux-de-Fonds, le musée du Temps, Besançon

The musee du Temps in Besançon and the musée international d’horlogerie in La Chaux-de-Fonds are well-known museums in the field of watchmaking and time measurement.

In association with the annual Nuit de la Photo festival in La Chaux-de-Fonds, they have jointly organised a cross-border exhibition.

The French and Swiss territories of the Jura have fostered an exceptional horological and mechanical culture and watchmaking history,.

This cultural heritage also includes a whole range of traditions and living, social, ritual and festive practices, as well as skills and expertise.

The exhibition Transmissions. Picturing the intangible (Transmissions. L’immatériel photographié) addresses this intangible cultural heritage through photography as a contemporary artistic medium offering new and sensitive approaches to the craftsmanship of mechanical watchmaking and art mechanics.

The exhibition displays the work of photographers. they explored the area, visiting the workshops, businesses, museums and schools of the French-Swiss watchmaking region.