The Patek Philippe Museum houses five centuries and around 2,000 timepieces of horological art under one roof.
2-6pm Tuesday-Friday; 10am-6pm Saturday;
closed Sunday, Monday and national holidays.
Housed in Patek Philippe’s former workshops, the museum takes visitors on a unique voyage through watchmaking history with pieces from every school and style of European horology since the 16th century. The cream of Patek Philippe’s 175 years of watch production is housed on the first floor, where 1,000 timepieces recount the life and times of the Genevan watchmaker par excellence, from grand complications to commemorative watches and beautiful representations of Patek’s mastery in the field of enamelling and other rare handcrafts. On the second floor is the Antiques collection, with clocks, watches and automata dating from 1500 by different makers, including masterpieces by Breguet.
The Art of Automata gallery and the Fantasy watches are exquisite exhibits, as is the collection of watches bearing the Genevan specialty of miniature enamel paintings.