Geneva is known as the capital of watches and clocks, and world-renowned watch brands have been bred, born and grown here. Geneva is also a famous tourist attraction in Switzerland. The annual Geneva Watch Fair is a grand event for the international watch industry.
Geneva is the second largest city in Switzerland. It is located in the southwest corner of Lake Geneva. The large fountain on the lake is the symbol of Geneva. Lake Geneva is attractive in all seasons. Geneva is known for its deep humanitarian traditions, colorful cultural events, major conferences and exhibitions, mouth-watering cuisine, fresh suburban landscapes, and numerous excursions and sports facilities. Geneva is also the clock capital of the world. The watch industry and banking industry have become the two pillars of Geneva’s economy.
Geneva’s famous sights include the Flower Clock, the Museum of Art and History, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, and the Palais des Nations (Geneva Flower Clock of the United Nations General Office in Europe). Geneva’s most striking landmark is a fountain in Lake Geneva. Geneva’s Old Town is also a unique tourist attraction. You can stroll through its narrow streets or visit St. Peter’s Cathedral.
Jet d ‘Eau: Located on Lake Geneva, it can spray water up to 140 meters in height. It is the symbol of Geneva and the pride of the locals.
Flower clock: The flower clock symbolizing Switzerland is the center of the watch industry. It is placed in the English Garden (Jardin Anglais) on the shore of Lake Geneva. It is the plant clock with the longest second hand in the world. Its second hand is up to 2.5 meters. The distance is 27 cm. The inclination of the surface plays an important role in the precision of the clock. Clocks have a circumference of 15.70 meters and a diameter of 5 meters. This flower clock is decorated with 6,500 kinds of plants.
United Nations European Headquarters: It is the predecessor of the League of Nations, and now it has become the international joint European headquarters. There are group tour arrangements available for visiting.
International Red Cross Museum: Commemorates the International Committee of the Red Cross founded by Geneva-born Henry Dunant. You can learn about the activities of the Red Cross through video and other methods, and provide a Chinese voice guide commentary service for the convenience of Chinese tourists.
St. Pierre Cathedral: Built in the 12th century, it is a blend of Romanesque, Gothic, and Greek-Romanesque styles. It is an iconic building in the old town. It tells people a long and Intricate ancient history. Underground is the Archeology Museum, which is the largest archaeological museum in Europe.
International Museum of the Reformation: Geneva’s reputation has been made famous by the Reformation, centered on Calvin. The museum was built next to St. Pierre Cathedral, the Holy Land of Reformation, and it took 45 years from planning to opening. The May 1536 Declaration of the Reformation was officially carried out here. The museum makes full use of the interior decoration of 1719 and is equipped with the latest audiovisual equipment and technology to introduce visitors to the past and present of the religious revolution. The museum is connected to the archeological archives under the St. Pierre Cathedral via an underground passage and is part of Espace St. Pierre.
Maison Tavel: Geneva’s oldest private collection museum. A wide variety of folk utensils and exquisite small town models are displayed here, which bring the history of the town and people’s lives to life.
Rousseau Memorial: The birthplace of Jean Jacques Rousseau. Located at 40 Grand Rue in the Old Town.
Ariana Museum of Art: It houses one of Europe’s few ceramics and glass crafts.
Museum of Fine Arts History: The only encyclopedic museum in Switzerland, covering everything from ancient times to the present day. Archeological history and fine arts are on display in this majestic 7,000-square-meter building, which includes works by giants from the Renaissance to modern times.
Putipale Museum: A private gallery that collects French Impressionist works from 1880-1930.
World famous Patek Philippe was founded in Geneva
5On May 1, 1839, two Polish immigrants, Antoine Norbert de Patek (merchant) and François Czapek (watchmaker), jointly established the company ‘Patek, Czapek & Cie’ in Geneva.
Patek Philippe is the only family-owned independent watchmaker in Geneva, Switzerland. It has a long history and exquisite craftsmanship. It has always been committed to designing, developing, refining and assembling the most perfect timepieces in the world.
In Geneva, there is also a Patek Philippe Watch Museum, which showcases the history of the world’s watches and clocks, as well as various precious watches and exquisite enamel collections.
World famous watch Vacheron Constantin was founded in Geneva
Vacheron Constantin is one of the world’s most famous watch brands. Founded in 1755 in Geneva, Switzerland, Vacheron Constantin is the world’s oldest and earliest watch manufacturer and one of the world’s most famous watch factories. Vacheron Constantin has inherited the essence of traditional Swiss watchmaking without interruption, and has also innovated many watchmaking technologies, which has made great contributions to the watchmaking industry.
Today, Vacheron Constantin only produces more than 20,000 pieces each year. The cross mark on the dial, like the Swiss national emblem, is already a symbol of taste, status and wealth.
The city of watches and clocks still has too much time-related memories in it. You still need to watch them carefully.