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Patek Philippe Museum

Rue des Vieux-Grenadiers 7, Geneva 1205, Switzerland
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Ranked #4 of 72 Attractions in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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New york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The museum is accessible by several trains. However, after we got off the train station, there was no clear sign or direction for the museum which is located on one of the side street. Nonetheless, we were happy we made the decision to visit this museum. This is essentially a watch museum displaying the products from one of the oldest... More

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Dublin, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Many many many things to see. So much so I found it somewhat overwhelming. Be selective in what you look at. Closed Mondays.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Send me in a watch museum and you will put me to sleep, but this was different. From the moment you walk in the door, it smells luxury. Various floors evoking different periods of watches and watch making. For me, anyone who enjoys well made items must visit. Of course, there are watches; from early time keeping, to pocket watches,... More

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Montreal, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

we visited this absolutely beautiful museum of watches and enamalware dating from the sixteenth ot the twentieth centuries and I just fell in love with what I saw, It is very nicely presented and the expositions is very big and make sure you have a few hours minimum to visit this place, We took the geneva pass that we bought... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I expected a technical museum on the history of watches. Boy was I surprised...this was more like an art museum. This museum has a wonderful collection of early timepieces that are beautiful. I could have spent many more hours in this museum admiring the beautiful artwork on these pieces. They had pieces from the 1500s and 1600s that were so... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Nice museum, you see history of watch making and story of Patek Philippe & his associates. If you are in Geneva you should go to this museum since it is the cit of watches!

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Jaffa, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

too expensive for only looking at watches, not worth the price! you can't take photos or have anything with you plus they make u pay for the locker since u don't have any choice because u can't have anything with u in the museum

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Hard to find the building overall disappointed with museum once we found it. No headsets available. Watches & Jewellry were stunning. Hot in the museum too! No air conditioning?

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Geneva, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This a museum about micro mechanics with exhibits from 17th to 20th century marking the history not only of watches and clocks but micro automatons.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This museum has beautiful displays of 500 years of timepieces, up to and including what is described as the prototype (circa 1958) of the world's first all-electronic clock. Most of the collection is focused on 150 years of watches made by a local company. Hundreds of these watches are beautifully displayed, showing the amazing varieties of ways people wanted to... More

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