Patek Philippe Museum
A fascinating history of watchmaking
Noteworthy for: There is a public guided tour of the museum every Saturday. The tour in French starts at 2pm and the tour in English starts at 2.30pm.
If it wasn't for Queen Victoria this museum might not exist. The revered English monarch was so tickled by watchmaking company Patek Philippe's innovative keyless watches that she treated herself to one. Royal approval is about the best advert for your business and the company's profits soared as their watches also became firm favourites of other crowned heads of state and of scientists, writers and explorers.
You can see what all the fuss was about as the Patek Philippe Museum houses one of the most exquisite and exceptional collections of timepieces in existence with items from the 16th century to the present day. Many were made by the company, and in a city famous for its watchmaking it's well worth taking some time out to explore what's on offer here.