The Watchmaker’s Switzerland

Switzerland
9 nights private tour

For the elite watch enthusiast with a passion for precision and opulence, enjoy a meticulously curated 9-day escapade through the heart of Switzerland — the horological haven of the world. Immerse yourself in the legacy of timekeeping, enveloped in the pristine landscapes and regal refinement that define this legendary destination.

The Watchmakers Switzerland
At a glance
  • Stay in 3 of the most iconic hotels in Switzerland 

  • Craft your bespoke timepiece in Lucerne, surrounded by the Swiss Alps.

  • Visit the Patek Philippe Atelier 

  • Explore vintage watches at Phillips Auction House 

Journey highlights
  • Stay in 3 of the most iconic hotels in Switzerland 

  • Craft your bespoke timepiece in Lucerne, surrounded by the Swiss Alps.

  • Visit the Patek Philippe Atelier 

  • Explore vintage watches at Phillips Auction House 

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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During the summer months, the daytime temperatures are generally warm and can be really quite pleasant, whilst the nights are cooler. The weather can change quickly in the mountains so it's always useful to be prepared with plenty of layers.

Itinerary

Day 1-4

Zurich, Switzerland

Upon arrival in Zurich, a chauffeur-driven luxury car awaits to transport you to the splendid Baur au Lac, a haven of sophistication nestled on the shores of Lake Zurich. This opulent retreat will be your home for the first three nights, offering unrivaled views of the Alps and an ambience that befits your refined taste.

 

Day 1: Zurich's Watch District

 

Begin your Swiss odyssey with a private guided tour of Zurich's Bahnhofstrasse, the epicenter of haute horlogerie. Immerse yourself in the world of prestigious brands such as Rolex, Omega, and Chopard. This is an exclusive opportunity to explore limited editions and rare timepieces, with private access to renowned boutiques.

 

Day 2: Masterclass with Patek Philippe

 

Delve into the pinnacle of watchmaking excellence with an intimate visit to the Patek Philippe Atelier. A master craftsman will guide you through the intricate artistry of Patek's timepieces, unveiling the secrets behind their legendary complications. Afterward, savor a private dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant, surrounded by like-minded aficionados.

 

Day 3: Lake Zurich Cruise and Exclusive Gala

 

Relax with a scenic cruise on Lake Zurich, surrounded by the breathtaking Alpine panorama. In the evening, experience an exclusive gala dinner at the Dolder Grand, where renowned watchmakers and collectors converge. An opportunity to share stories and insights in an enchanting setting.

Accommodation: La Réserve Eden au Lac Zurich ( 3 nights )
Day 4-7

Lake Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland

Day 4: Cultural Exploration and Watchmaking Workshop

Depart for Lucerne, where the mighty Swiss Alps provide a dramatic backdrop for your next chapter of exploration. The opulent Burgenstock Resort & Spa welcomes you with its contemporary design, limitless views, and unparalleled hospitality.

Discover Lucerne's historic Old Town and the Chapel Bridge, then retreat to a private watchmaking workshop. Under the guidance of skilled artisans, craft your bespoke timepiece—a tangible memoir of your Swiss sojourn.

 

Day 5: Private Chocolate and Watch Pairing

Embark on a delectable journey with a private chocolate and watch pairing session. Savor the finest Swiss chocolates while exploring the nuances of pairing them with exceptional timepieces. As the sun sets, a private dinner awaits at the mountaintop Rigi Kulm Hotel, offering panoramic views of the Alps.

Day 6: Helicopter Tour and Dinner in a Swiss Chalet

Continue on your Swiss odyssey with a helicopter tour over the majestic Swiss Alps, offering unrivaled views of pristine landscapes and picturesque lakes. In the evening, bid farewell with an intimate dinner in a traditional Swiss chalet.

Accommodation: Burgenstock Hotel & Alpine Spa ( 3 nights )
Day 7-10

Lake Geneva, Switzerland

Board your private jet whisks you to Geneva, the undisputed capital of watchmaking. Awaiting your arrival is the iconic Hotel Beau-Rivage, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva, offering unparalleled elegance and panoramic views of the Jet d'Eau.

 

Day 7: Vintage Watch Auction and VIP Lounge Access

 

Today, step foot into the Heart of Watchmaking Royalty. Immerse yourself in the world of vintage watches with a private viewing at Phillips Auction House. Witness historic timepieces and bid on rare gems. In the evening, revel in exclusive access to a VIP lounge at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie(SIHH), where the cre`me de la cre`me of watchmaking gathers.

 

Day 8: Behind-the-Scenes with Audemars Piguet

 

Embark on a private helicopter ride to the Jura Mountains, the birthplace of Audemars Piguet. Go behind the scenes of their secretive workshop, witnessing the precision that goes into creating iconic timepieces. Conclude the day with a gourmet dinner at Restaurant de l’Hotel de Ville, a three-Michelin-starred gastronomic delight.

 

Day 9: Yachting on Lake Geneva and Panerai Extravaganza

 

Cruise the crystalline waters of Lake Geneva aboard a private yacht. Savor a gourmet lunch while basking in the stunning Alpine scenery. In the evening, indulge in an immersive experience at Panerai's private salon, featuring an exclusive unveiling of their latest collection.

 

Day 10: Departure

 

Return flights home.

Accommodation: The Woodward ( 3 nights )
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 020 3993 6439 to start planning your holiday.

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When to visit

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Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
During the summer months, the daytime temperatures are generally warm and can be really quite pleasant, whilst the nights are cooler. The weather can change quickly in the mountains so it's always useful to be prepared with plenty of layers.
The Watchmaker’s Switzerland
The Watchmaker’s Switzerland

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 6439 to start planning your holiday.

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