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Patek Philippe Museum, Geneva

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Discover over five centuries of watchmaking history at Patek Philippe Museum, which houses a large collection of fine timepieces and related mechanisms created from the 16th century up to the present day. Founded by one of Switzerland's leading watch manufacturers, the museum devotes a great deal of attention to the brand's own luxury products, with a special focus on modern precision pieces and lavish 19th-century pocket watches. The antique collection looks beyond the brand's best products and traces the evolution of timekeeping with displays of the finest examples of Swiss-made watches, musical automata, and portrait miniatures painted on enamel. Check the website for public and private guided tours. Plan to see Patek Philippe Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Geneva vacation builder.
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  • Really unique, has a museum visit. Unique pieces, to a sublime beauty. Living an exceptional moment.
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  • The minute you enter the museum you can tell that they have some serious wealth on show. Security is very tight with guards on each floor however you never felt unwelcome. some of the peices on show w...  more »
  • Once in Geneva go here necessarily. A small distance from the town center and strange mode of operation from 14.00 till 18.00 (on Sunday the museum works and morning) more than compensated for by watching beautiful collection located on 4 floors. Admission 10 Franks. The main collection is located on 3 floors and 2 (if you follow our numbering) and represents the history of watchmaking with the 16 century. The exposition is divided into two periods. Before the advent of the firm and after. After examining the underlying collection, take the time to climb to the top floor (so much so that there is a lift) for boring name Hall, just hides a small selection of interesting exhibits. Photo in the halls is prohibited. Wardrobe keep Pro Stock 5 francs coin (or in summer for a small camera 2-for deposit.
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  • If you're a watch lover, not only is Geneva the place to be, but this museum is amazing! The have several floors going through the history and the evolution of their watches. I really enjoyed it. It really makes you appreciate the work that goes into a mechanical watch. I also really loved seeing the elaborate watch designs as well. I was able to catch the museum on this weekend where all the museums were free, so that was a bonus! It was in May.
  • Lovely and costly collection. Well worth the additional cost to join the group tour, English is Saturdays at 2:30pm and lasts over an hour.
  • Lots and lots of intricate pocket watches but very little about their mechanisms or the manufacture. More like a jewellery museum with lots of shiny objects than a watchmaking museum. Disappointing.
  • Great collection, too expensive to get in there, not mentioning the locker costs additional CHF5.
  • Amazing collection. I consider it an obligatory parade when visiting Geneve.