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Patek Philippe Museum

Address: Rue des Vieux-Grenadiers 7, Geneva 1205, Switzerland
Phone Number: (0)22 807 09 10
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Ranked #4 of 66 Attractions in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Swiss watches are world-famous and world-class. And Patek-Philippe sits at or near the top of that industry. This museum dedicated to the timepieces crafted by this company is an extraordinary experience. It shows the instruments through the history of the company as well as one of seven of the most recent Patek watches - worth a couple million dollars. The... More 

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Vitoria, ES
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

When in Geneve, watches are a word that came to mind and Patek Phillip Museum seems to be a good program. Despite some videos with didatic explanations of how some Patek Phillip mechanisms work, the Museum is a collection of brand's watches without appeal. CHF 10 don't give you neither the chance to take photos (forbiden inside?!).

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Unfortunately you cannot bring your camera through the museum, so you'll have to see it for yourself. Entry is 10 francs for adults. We went at 3PM (no lines at all) and stayed til it closed at 6PM. An incredible collection of influential and historical pieces spanning centuries. Absolutely a must-do for people into horology and even had positive reviews... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Visitors and residents, especially expats, sometimes forget about this museum, but it is really something special. If you visit Geneva, this should be on the list of must see items.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I'm personally not a watch wearer, but was very impressed with the history they have managed to preserve in this museum. After a few floors it can get a bit much, but it is worth finding the odd watches that will make stare in awe at the craftsmanship and technical brilliance.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

To be honest - Very cool but after a while a little much. If you are really into watches, I mean really into watches then you will like this. Any other city this would not be nearly this high rated. If you miss it you will not lose any sleep. I give it a very good because you cannot give... More 

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My husband is a watch (particularly Patek Philippe) lover and we knew this was a must-see. We were not disappointed. The collection is superb and takes you through the entire history of watch making in Switzerland. The Patek Philippe collection in particular is incredible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Wow, I fully advise this museum if you like Swiss watch! This is a must do in Geneva with adults or children.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

So I like watches, and if in Geneva this something that the. Would probably be of interest. The museum is over 4 floors and carries a bewildering number of watches in all styles. The beginning of the tour starts with an ultra high resolution interactive video of a working watch. It's hard to describe but I've never seen anything like... More 

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Ajdovscina, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I am not a great watch lover, but I loved the museum. I've never seen so many watches in one place. Beautifully organised, very well explained. Definitely worth a visit, for watch-lovers and others. The stuff was very kind. There is an entrance fee. You must leave your bags in a special room with lockers.

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