The Patek Philippe Museum
The building which today houses the Patek Philippe Museum has a long and interesting history dedicated to watchmaking and its related crafts. Most probably designed by the talented architect Mr William Henssler in 1919, it has witnessed gem-cutting under the name Heller & Son, the production of jewellery by the firms Ponti Gennari and Piaget, and the manufacture of watch-cases and bracelets since 1975 by Les Ateliers Reunis for Patek Philippe.
Today, Mr. Stern’s passion for timepieces has resulted in the opening in a “Temple to watchmaking” : The Patek Philippe Museum. Located in an entirely restored Art Deco building in the area of Plainpalais, in Geneva, the museum houses over four centuries of watchmaking divided into two important collections: the extraordinary antique collection from the 16th century, which includes the earliest ever watch made and the Patek Philippe collection from 1839 onwards. The latter bears testament to over 165 years of manufacturing the world’s finest watches and includes the most complicated timepiece ever made, the Caliber 89. This astonishing Museum is a logical and faithful conclusion to a true legacy of genius.
A trip to Geneva, Switzerland is a once in a lifetime experience. It is the capital of the fine art of watchmaking. If you’re a watch aficionado, a visit the Patek Philippe museum is a must.
Patek Philippe Museum
Rue des Vieux-Grenadiers 7
Tel. +41 22 807 09 10
Open Tuesday to Friday 14h00 – 18h00 / Saturday 10h00 – 18h00
Harold Freeman Jewelers is an Authorized dealer for Patek Philippe and other fine Swiss brands of watches.