Best Swiss Watch Shops Tour in Geneva, Geneva (Self Guided)

Swiss watches are known as the best, when it comes to quality and precision. Some world-famous brands, such as Patek Phillipe, Swatch, Omega and Piaget were designed and masterminded in Geneva. The watch industry in Geneva dates back to the 16th century, and since then, it has developed rapidly and now makes the most desired watches. Take this tour to choose your watch from the best watch shops in Geneva.
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Best Swiss Watch Shops Tour in Geneva Map

Guide Name: Best Swiss Watch Shops Tour in Geneva
Guide Location: Switzerland » Geneva (See other walking tours in Geneva)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
Author: john

1) Bucherer

The Bucherer is a successful family-run business since 1888. It gained popularity by directly addressing clients' needs and by providing professional advice. Bucherer watches are known for standing out with a well-built quality and superb design. Check out the Patrvi, Manero and Alacria collections.

Hours: Mon – Fri 09.30 – 19.00; Saturday 09.30 – 18.00
Patek Philippe

2) Patek Philippe (must see)

Who would have known that two Polish immigrants would dictate the watch making industry for years to come, by setting up a small watch shop in Geneva in 1839? The Patek Philippe watches feature an exquisite design that is a perfect balance between classicism and modernity. The shop is always ready to assist you in finding the right time-keeping instrument.
Hours : Monday to Friday : 10:00 - 18:30; Saturday : 10:00 - 18:00

3) Gubelin

The Gubelin presents the watch as an expression of personal lifestyle, and that can vary from classic steel quartz to mechanical movements. This watch-making company has proven through the years that it can please even the most spoiled customer, by offering some unique pieces. At this shop you can also purchase different jewelery items signed by Gubelin.

Hours: Monday–Friday 9:30 a.m. to 6.45 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
La Maison de L'Horlogerie

4) La Maison de L'Horlogerie

La Maison de L'Horlogerie, or the House of Watches, is a shop which specializes in Swiss watches and other trademarked items, and it's located in the center of the city. Since they were established, some 40 years ago, they have continually gained new market shares and have grown to be a strong and well-reputed player in the local and international watch market. You can have confidence when you shop here, as the shop’s friendly staff will assist you with your choice.
Espace Temps

5) Espace Temps

The Espace Temps is yet another specialized shop with Swiss watches, and it's also one the first official retailers of the Longines trademark. If you are looking to buy a watch to suit your style or new look, this is the place to go. The shop’s policy is that each customer has individual needs, and it’s their pleasure to meet them.

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 6:45 pm; Saturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Zbinden Olivier

6) Zbinden Olivier

At the Zbinden Olivier, all the watches are designed and produced with great expertise, in order to match the specific needs and requirements of its valued customers. The company is firmly set on further developing the position they have earned and they are committed to assisting you. The shop is the official dealer for more than twenty different Geneva trademarks, with a huge collection of Omega watches at the center.

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 6:30 pm; Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

7) Swatch

The Swatch is undeniably one of the most recognized watch brands in the world. The company was born in the 1970s, and since then has been amazing people with top quality and innovative designs and highly affordable prices. Their watches are for all occasions and will compliment your everyday life. Amongst the most popular models are Metal Swatch, Swatch Skin Chrono, Swatch Snowpass and Swatch Beat.

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm; Saturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Walking Tours in Geneva, Switzerland

Create Your Own Walk in Geneva

Create Your Own Walk in Geneva

Creating your own self-guided walk in Geneva is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Geneva Art Museums Walk

Geneva Art Museums Walk

Geneva is the home of many interesting and impressive art museums. Some of them are unique in the world. A great part of the valuable collections was donated by passionate Genevian collectors, who have managed to obtain the rarest examples of both antique and contemporary art. Large exhibitions of Fine Arts and Oriental Art are most impressive. Take the following tour to discover the most popular...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Famous Religious Sites in Geneva

Famous Religious Sites in Geneva

Geneva’s spiritual life boasts a great number of religious sites that are of historic and cultural value to the city. The city is also the place where the reformist movement started to grow, having theologian Jean Calvin as its leader. Take this tour, whether you are a keen church goer or simply interested in places of spirituality, and visit the most important religious sites of Geneva.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Geneva is a beautiful city that is worth visiting at any time of the year, as its beauty remains the same throughout the seasons. Mostly known as the city of watches and jewelery making, it has many more attractions to be discovered once you get there. The top landmarks of Geneva include the famous Jet D’eau and the Flower Clock. Take this tour to explore the top landmarks of the city of Geneva.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Nightlife Walking Tour in Geneva

Nightlife Walking Tour in Geneva

The night life scene of Geneva offers a variety of venues for a nice evening out, and a unique and spectacular experience. The majority of the bars and pubs are located in the downtown area and are available from the late evening into the early hours of the morning. Take this tour if you are looking for a memorable night out, and a place to relax and enjoy yourself in the city of Geneva

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Geneva Top Architectural Sights Tour

Geneva Top Architectural Sights Tour

Geneva has always been very much appreciated by tourists, as it provides a variety of attractions. Everyone, who comes to Geneva is fascinated by its medieval look and the marvelous buildings, which are a mix of French and German influences. Take this walking tour if you are interested in learning more about some of the top architectural wonders of Geneva.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Tempting Chocolate Shops Tour in Geneva

Tempting Chocolate Shops Tour in Geneva

Chocolate started to gain popularity in Switzerland at the beginning of the 16th century, and over the centuries it has developed and became a highly appreciated Swiss commodity all around the world. Almost every city or town in Switzerland has at least one chocolate shop, so Geneva is no exception. Take this tour to taste some of the finest Swiss chocolate in Geneva.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Geneva for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Geneva has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Geneva, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.