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Cimier Watch Academy

Cimier is a watch brand that also hosts an "academy" offering various options of watchmaking courses. The courses have a very good reputation, employing local watchmakers in the Bienne region, home of brands such as Omega, Breitling, and where Rolex has its largest production site.


Activities are available in English, French and German. 


Längfeldweg 116, 2504 Biel/Bienne (Google Maps)

How to book

Visit the workshop website or go directly to the booking form.

SWE Rating: Excellent

SWE tip: Cimier is located in Bienne, outside the city center, in a new "industrial" (as in, mostly watchmaking) area, close to Rolex's movement production site. If you are going to be in Bienne, it's worth also visiting the Omega and Swatch museums, a 5 to 10 minute drive away.