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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We tried for the second visit to Geneva to visit this museum of PF. Two challenges- it doesn’t open till 2pm and guided tour in English is only available on Saturday. Unless of course you email them 2 days ahead to book a private tour which costs you 220CHF. The unguided tour is only 20CHF but with very little explanation.
There is a dazzling array of watches and time pieces to be sure and some of the early models in 18th century are really exquisite with the artwork as much as the clockworks. Of course there was no way to tell how the timepieces work Eg the Chimes and gongs if we didn’t have any access to video or audio material that could give us a flavour of the sounds and working mechanisms. Best part? The Chinese timepieces from Qing dynasty when most were made in pairs and aside from Chinese motifs on some they told a time when fascination by the Imperial court had meant a good stream of commissioned pieces made during this period.

Thank sunnyboy9
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Amazing exhibits. Simply exquisite. Too bad photography isn't allowed but that's completely understandable. A must see even if you are not a watch collector.

Thank cheehei
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

This beautiful museum is housed in a building from the early 20th Century and expands over four floors. As might be expected from a luxury watch brand, the museum is elegant and plush and has over 2000 extraordinary pieces on display dating as far back as 1540.

For watch lovers, as expected, there is a very impressive collection of Patek Philippe watches, including watches enjoyed by royalty from Queen Victoria to the King of Siam. There is also a lot of information on some of the most complicated watches in the world.

I would really recommend following the guided tour to make the most of this museum. During the tour, the guide not only points out exceptional timepieces providing details on some of the most beautiful creations, but also explains the history of Swiss watchmaking and the history of Patek Philippe. I highly recommend a visit to get a glimpse into this world of exceptional craftsmanship. During the week there are two watchmakers working behind glass, taking care of recent museum purchases.

Thank Catherine M
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

This museum has a wonderful collection of watches. This is a perfect museum for watch connoisseurs!!

Thank Loanne H
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Be aware of the opening hours 2-6 pm only. 3 floors of exquisite watches, clocks, Jewellery that you can drool over. No photos are allowed and you need to check in all bags, phones, jackets into lockers that require 2 CF coin which you will get back . Start at the video of the founders' history then move to 3 rd floor. There is a video of the bird at the end of a pistol and the mechanism for the singing bird! Will need at least 1.5 hr to at least glance at each watch. You can go to the museum of ethnography which is at the next street.

Thank ChongCY
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