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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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This is a 'must visit' museum for anyone with the slightest interest in watches and craftsmen/inventors dating back to the 1500s. The intricate enamel paintings on the older masterpieces and the...
This is a 'must visit' museum for anyone with the slightest interest in watches and craftsmen/inventors dating back to the 1500s. The intricate enamel paintings on the older masterpieces and the... more »
There was a line but it moves quickly. The museum has so many lovely pieces. It really helps one appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into making a watch. Worth a visit.
There was a line but it moves quickly. The museum has so many lovely pieces. It really helps one appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into making a watch. Worth a visit. more »
If you a watch person and interested in the intricacies of watches and real loves Patek this is your place.It’s a bit tricky to find and requires a little walking but the place is so pleasant the...
If you a watch person and interested in the intricacies of watches and real loves Patek this is your place.It’s a bit tricky to find and requires a little walking but the place is so pleasant the... more »
I really enjoyed this museum. It has a VERY BIG collection of watches from Patek Phillipe's history. You start from the top floor and work your way down. With every floor you get too see almost exponentially more watches. It's incredible how many different designs were made throughout time as styles and fashion changed. There are even some interesting experimental ones. On the ground floor you can see their little workshop. The normal entrance price is only 10 CHF and they also offer a complimentary audio guide in the form of a tablet with headphones. If you have a backpack or bigger bags you have to stow them in their lockers (you only need a coin or can get a free token with the staff). The only thing I thought was unfortunate is the fact that you can't take any photos of the watches/clocks (probably for a good reason).
This was the most informative museum on our trip last month 😃. The lady at the guided tour clearly had a great passion 🔥 towards antique watches and the culture around it . She made us understand why the watches were designed in the way they did . For example the ⌚s w a salt box 🧂 was to prevent girls from passing out in corsets 👗😅 . For example the touch watch was to know the time in the pocket in a boring meeting 💬💭 but still be polite😅 . She also paid attention to the fonts on the watches . My favorite there was the singing birds w unbelievable tiny and accurate automation and the solar clocks . i can't wait to go back again to learn more details . by the way we were also lucky yo see an expensive 🌷 Tulips temporary exhibition . one of them was said to be the value of half of the museum 😮. The first thing the lady told us was : it is all about complications . 😮
Patek Philippe museum is totally worth the visit. The building has 3 floors that houses a wide collection of watches and a library. They have a fascinating collection of the antique watches and the Patek Philipe collection. They also provide a guided tour. Plan your visit around this time as it was wonderful to listen to the story behind most watches from the guide. Photos were prohibited inside the museum.
It's really good collections. The real art of watchmaking. Unfortunately they don't know about security bags and you must leave your id/bank card or phone to have audioguide device. And you can't do photos as well.Thus I can add only photo of the museum building.
Trully sanctuary of watchmaking. Great museum, best of the best. Located in an elegant four-storey building that was constructed in the early 20th century in the heart of Geneva. Here you can admire wonderful collection of watches (over 2000 pcs), jewellery and other beautiful belongings. There is the oldest manufactured watch and the most complicated. How to visit museum: 1. Begin at the ground floor (auditorium), where you can see old horologic machines, watch the film about founders (Antoni Patek, Franciszek Czapek and later Adriene Philippe) and company's history (ca.15 min, english/french). Here you can also see watchmaker during work, chapeau bas master 👏. 2. Go to the 3rd floor where is the library and archive. 3. Go down to the 2nd floor, there are the oldest watches (1500-1850) and jewellery and other decorative belongings. 4. Go down to the 1st floor, there are amazing collection of Patek Philippe (1839- present). If you want you can take auto-guide (iPad). Ticket costs: 10 CHF per adult Unfortunattely photo is forbidden, you have to leave bag (even small), camera, mob.phone at cloackroom. In my opinion on of the best museum wherever I've visited.
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