16. April 2018

20th / 21st century | Photography

The vibrancy of Sechseläuten 100 years ago

Five early colour photos from 1914 show just how colourful the Zurich spring festival was even 100 years ago.

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20. March 2018

20th / 21st century | Economy

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The watch of Presidents

In 1947, watch brand VULCAIN launched the world’s first wristwatch with built-in alarm that could be mass-produced. The “Cricket” became a symbol of the post-war period and has gone down in watchmaking history as the “President’s Watch”.

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28. February 2018

Modern Age | Technology

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An ingenious timekeeper

In 1594, the brilliant Swiss clockmaker Jost Bürgi built a celestial globe incorporating the new calendar for the German Kaiser.

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23. February 2018

Classical antiquity | Society

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Playing with bones

Games are as old as mankind itself. In ancient times, people used specially shaped bones as dice.

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20. February 2018

20th / 21st century | Technology

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ERMETH – Computer made in Switzerland

Anyone who wanted a computer in the 1950s had to develop one. The Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich) set itself this challenge and invented the first computer built in Switzerland.

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12. February 2018

20th / 21st century | Series: Swiss Graphic Design

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The bitter something

The success story of Schweppes began more than 200 years ago in Switzerland. In 1972, Reinhart Morscher broke new ground with his advertising graphics for this exclusive British beverage. The graphic artist born on 11 February 1938 would have turned 80 yesterday.

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