Patek Philippe Museum
Wow! That's the best word to describe the Patek Philippe Museum.
Built in the 1920's to house a gem-cutting business, over the
years it's been home to a variety of goldsmiths and watchmakers.
For 20 years it housed a Patek Philippe-owned company manufacturing
watchcases and bracelets. It's been totally renovated with another
floor added on top and in 2001 the museum was inaugurated. Located
about a mile from Geneva's lakefront, it's a real beauty and
a must-see for even non-watch aficionados.
Besides the vast collection of extraordinary timepieces there's
also a library containing over 4,000 books on the subject, which
I think gives it title of world's biggest collection of books
Did you know that until the 1930's wristwatches were considered
exclusively a feminine ornament? Men had pocket watches.