SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport has unveiled the second instalment of its “˜Best of Switzerland’ series – an exhibition titled “˜Exciting Times’. It will be held from 30 November 2007 to 13 January 2008 in the passenger zones and public areas of the airport.
Following last year’s theme of chocolate, this exhibition will be devoted to the subject of time and clocks. An interactive exhibition platform – featuring videos, displays and exhibition objects – will be used to present facts about time, time measurement and time perception.
The exhibition will also feature the collections of 13 Swiss manufacturers in 16 product stands.
The list of exhibitors include: Breitling, Certina, IWC, Jaeger-leCoultre, Maurice Lacroix, Mondaine, Omega, Rado, Swatch, Swiss Military, TAG Heuer, Victorinox Swiss Army, and Zenith.
History of Switzerland’s watch-making industry – First Swiss watch on the moon
Time and music – From Casablanca to the Blues Brothers
The beginnings of time measurement – With the aid of the sun, sand and water
Internal clock – Humans have their own internal clock
Time zones – Understanding jetlag
Technology – Timepieces are miracles of mechanical precision
60 seconds – The story of hours, minutes and seconds
Records – The greatest performances of our time
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