Patek Philippe Museum, Geneva

4.2
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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. Put Patek Philippe Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Geneva trip builder site.
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  • We visited one afternoon. Tours are not available except on weekends. We however were offered an iPad for the second floor. We would have liked to see more videos and modern watches. It was a bit...  more »
  • Aestheticized and displayful. No economic historic or other references to elites. Here the product creates the glory and not the social conditioning or the consumption pinnacles and the Veblen...  more »
  • If you can only do two things in Geneva, this has to be one of them. The collection of masterpieces is incredibly comprehensive and spans different eras. Majority of these individual pieces are...  more »
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  • The museum was eerily quiet when I was there, but it's a very high-end museum with red carpets and polished brass. It also features amazing examples of the world's finest watches, clocks, and automata. The technical marvels are simply stunning.
  • By far the best luxury museum. A fantastic historic collection of the most exquisite watches beautifully positioned with a great audible talk through. If you love watches and the history of watches you'll love this museum. It was incredible to see the multiple functions watches had in the past
  • Was a fun place to visit. If your into horology you will have a blast, but I was a bit bored there. The self guided tour was cool, but the i pads are just to big and annoying to carry around. Would recommend it, but I don't think I would go again unless I got a professionally guided tour.
  • The museum itself was not awful. The part that deserves two stars along with my recommendation to do something else stems from the management of the museum itself. The Swiss are a unique bunch. They love rules from my limited experience. No museum information is given upon arrival (pictures, coat, talking, etc). You enter what feels like a bank, walk around some very old time pieces, and then leave without any real knowledge gained. I was yelled at by a Swiss guard who believed he was on top of the world. The man ran up to me and yelled at the top of his lungs in the museum “NO PHOTOS, WE SEE YOU!!!!” this was screamed at me while his finger was waved in my face. Turns out I was not taking photos, but years under German influence will cause this rash reaction. You also have to pay to store your coat, because you know, you may break into 10 inch glass and take a watch from 200 years ago. All in all, the hours are ridiculous at this museum and there’s far better things to do in Geneva. Things such as paying 3 times the amount for a normal product. Don’t waste your time. Nothing special here. The museum is not worth your money. Nor is anything in Switzerland really...
  • Excellent experience! Staff were professional! The place is very well done up! I would recommend it!
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