A Joint Event of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chronometrie (DGC) and the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC).
For the 2019 Ward Francillon Time Symposium, the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors is joining its German counterpart, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chronometrie, in organizing a groundbreaking international conference on the history of German horology. Many of the crucial developments in clock and watchmaking occurred in Germany. Never before have these timekeepers and innovations been examined and described so comprehensively.
GERMANISCHES NATIONALMUSEUM NÜRNBERG
Our host, the world-renowned Germanisches Nationalmuseum, is extensive both in size and diversity. Its buildings contain many fine examples of clocks, watches, and scientific instruments. Its auditorium and meeting rooms provide a state-of-the-art conference facility located within the ancient walled city center. Nürnberg, one of Germany’s oldest and most prominent cities, and for 500 years the capital of the German empire, offers a historic backdrop, many tourist attractions, and a range of comfortable lodgings.
Germanisches Nationalmuseum (GNM)
Kartäusergasse 1, 90402 Nürnberg
Over a dozen of Germany’s most esteemed horological scholars will discuss relevant topics like the following:
: The ‚Burgundy Clock‘ as a piece of Art
: The Peter Henlein Story
: Priest-Mechanics and their Astronomical Geographic Clocks
: The First Use of Clocks for Astronomical Observations
: Luxury Watches from Glashütte
: Good value watches from Ruhla
: Riefler: World Champion of Precision Pendulum Clocks
: What is the right time – Contributions of the PTB
HOROLOGICAL INFORMATION FAIR
Clock and watch manufacturers, auction houses, museums and other institutions will have their own booths at the Symposium. For attendees,
the full-day information exchange is a great opportunity to interact with subject matter experts, representatives of the clock and watch industry as well as each other.
For our guests coming from outside of Germany, we will offer simultaneous translation of all the German language presentations. In addition, all Symposium papers and presentations will be published in both German and English. These will be available for purchase at the Symposium. This comprehensive documentation will cover the significant achievements in the field of time-keeping in German-speaking countries. We also know how important it is to have discussions outside of the presentations. So we have programmed generous coffee breaks for conversations with experts and intensive exchanges of opinions between experts, collectors and watch and clock lovers.