This is a faithful replica of the historic company headquarters on Rue du Rhône. Here, you can discover our entire current collection with some 200 exhibits.
The original Salon Napoléon showroom will amaze you with a “live” view of the Lake of Geneva, including the world-famous Jet d'Eau fountain, on a huge screen.
Look over the shoulders of our watchmakers while they work and ask them questions about their fascinating profession.
This room acquaints you with all of our manufacture's Grand Complication timepieces – an extraordinary experience, not only for collectors.
Explore the microcosm of our entire manufacture movement collection. Appointed like an art gallery, this room allows you to discover every single detail from all sides.
An entire room is dedicated exclusively to the Star Caliber 2000, a pocket watch with 21 complications developed to salute the turn of the millennium. It is the world's third most complicated watch – and a highlight of this exhibition.
In the Multimedia Area, you can check your watchmaking and complications knowledge and revel in the melodies played by our minute repeaters.
As the oldest independent family-owned manufacture, we are committed to Genevan traditions and to safeguarding venerable handcrafts. You can see live demonstrations by engraving, enamel painting, engine-turning, and gemsetting experts in the exhibition.
Embark on a journey through time and admire the exhibits from our Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva spanning five centuries of horological history.
Watch Art Grand Exhibition (Munich 2013)
Geneva-based watch manufacturer Patek Philippe presents the “KunstWerkUhr” exhibition in Germany.
Munich, October 17 to 27, 2013, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung. By celebrating the tradition of high-precision watch manufacturing, the Geneva-based family-owned company delivers exclusive insights into its 174-year history as well as its heritage in the domain of haute horlogerie.
“We are coming to Munich because this city prizes the values on which the Patek Philippe success story is based: tradition and innovation, appreciation of sublime artisanship, love of art and culture,” said Thierry Stern, the company's president and fourth-generation member of the owning family.
The exhibition is based upon three pillars: The museum, artisanship, and the workshops.
The museum section comprises unique and rare pieces from over 500 years of European watchmaking history, directly imported from the museum in Geneva.
To illustrate Patek Philippe’s emphasis on craftsmanship, professional watchmakers, gemsetters, engravers, enamel painting and engine-turning experts will present their skills in live demonstrations.
Patek Philippe’s approach to watchmaking is exemplified by the Star Caliber 2000 – the third most complicated timepiece ever been crafted. Its movement, consisting of some 1100 components, was manufactured and assembled in the Geneva workshops.
The historical collections and live craftsmanship demonstration, are among the main attractions of “KunstWerkUhr” alongside other parts of the exhibition such as a cinema, a multimedia area or a full-scale 24-hour filmed Geneva lake view. It is a unique experience for the whole family.