Switzerland and watches are inextricably linked, and Geneva is the Swiss city most closely associated with the watchmaking industry. Yet it wasn’t a Swiss but a Polish immigrant, the eponymous Mr Patek, who set up one of the city’s most well-known brands, back in 1839. This museum tells his story and displays the company’s eye-popping collection of timepieces, both those made by the brand throughout the years, and watches from all over the world dating back to the 16th-century. It’s a fascinating history lesson in changing fashions, showing how watch design reflected the styles of the day and catered to the sometimes outlandish whims of the rich and royal.
Patek Philippe MuseumDelve into Geneva's watchmaking history at this interesting museum
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