René Beyer is a watchmaker who has devoted his entire career to horology. He joined the Zurich-based family firm, Chronometrie Beyer, in 1986 after several work-placements abroad, including with Tiffany in San Francisco and Wempe in Hamburg. Ten years later he took over from his parents, becoming the seventh generation of his family at the head of the company. He also has charge of the internationally renowned Beyer Clock and Watch Museum. His commitment to the profession is further demonstrated by his seat on the board of directors of SUMRA, the Framework Convention for the Swiss Watch Market.
René Beyer is also Ambassador for the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie.