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. 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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  • If like me you love your watches this is the place to visit if in Geneva.What a great collection of Swiss watches from the new to the beginning of watch making.What a marvellous way to spend a afterno...  more »
  • I was undecided whether to give three or four bullets because the show itself is notable, but feels the absence of explanations. Apart from some video showing the inner workings and a few other things are missing captions and panels that do know a little bit more specifically the company and the history of clocks. It's true that it's called "Patek Philippe Museum" and "Museum Watch", however the fact remains that after a long time I wonder for many beautiful pieces on display, but no knowledge. In any case worth a visit, especially for the section dedicated to ancient specimens.
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  • Never seen anything like it, there are such jewels to lose his sight. Invaluable. It would have been nice to see though with automatism in function rather than just poor quality video on monitor now deteriorated. ...
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  • We visited here with no idea what to expect. My friend and I are both ‘watch people,’ but were pleasantly surprised with the content of the museum, which has truly captured the fantastic history of watchmaking not limited to Patek alone. Relatively inexpensive in the grand scheme of both Switzerland itself and also for what it is. Cloakrooms were a nice touch and the whole museum is a generally nice, and clean building. Unfortunately did not open until 2pm on the Friday we visited so returned later.
  • Really interesting museum of the history of watch making with an obvious focus on the history of Patek Phillipe. Some exquisite displays. 10 CHF per person. But free with the Geneva Card which is great value if you plan ahead and do more than one museum/tour/etc.
  • An amazing place full of over 2000 watches going back as far as the 1500's. Beautiful masterpieces that show the evolution of watch making. Also contains a history of how Patek Phillipe came to be. The watches,especially the painted ones are just too amazing and unbelievable. The staff here are very friendly but photos are not allowed inside. The tour starts from the top floor coming down-where there is an open workshop and you get to see the watches being repaired,this floor also has the old watch making tools and work stations.
  • Easy to spend the full day here. Went on Friday which has shorter opening hours as this was the only day we could go. Fantastic museum and very reasonably priced at 10CHF. Absolute must go to if you have an interest in watches.
  • I'm a watch guy though granted I don't have £70k to burn on a Patek Philippe 5170p right now, so the museum was the next best shout. It's a very nice set up as you might expect, and the quantity and quality of items and information available was more than I expected, it's really interesting and (supplemented with a bit of Googling, Youtube watch documentary and commentary) it is clear the attention to quality, detail and heritage is second to none. If you're not a watch fan you'll still find it interesting, if you are a fan of a quality timepiece then it's a must!
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