The ultimate experience

Create your own watch



Watch Academy

A dream come true. Immerse yourself in the finest Swiss watchmaking traditions to create and assemble your very own CIMIER watch.

Choose your watch

Big Matic

Big Matic

A strong piece of Swiss watchmaking art incorporating an automatic in-house designed movement.
Petite seconde

Petite seconde

Dominated by the small second at 10 o’clock and the crown at 4 o’clock, this multifaceted hand-wound model expertly plays with asymmetry.
Royal Skeleton

Royal Skeleton

The Royal Skeleton by CIMIER is a breathtaking watch with a fully exposed beating mechanical heart working with impressive precision.
watchmaking introduction

watchmaking introduction

Discover the fascinating world of watchmaking with the Watch Academy by CIMIER. Combining theory and a practical workshop, our initiation class will reveal all the secrets of timepieces and their heritage.

Montres Cimier SA

Since its origins in 1924, CIMIER has had a significant impact on the history of watchmaking. Founded by Joseph Lapanouse in the Swiss village of Hölstein in 1924, CIMIER has gained, over the years, a worldwide reputation thanks, above all, to its emblematic "false chronograph": the legendary calibre that has been produced in more than 21 million copies.

Today, CIMIER is a profitable independent watchmaker perpetuating the art, tradition and fundamental values of Swiss watchmaking.

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The team and the atmosphere are amazing. A great concept. Thanks again.
Raymond
The atmosphere is friendly and the team takes care of your every need, hard to imagine anything better for a first timer! My watch is one of a kind, I still can't believe it! Thank you Watch Academy.
Nicolas
Passionate about watchmaking, I had an excellent day in Bienne. It was a real pleasure to speak with professionals in a relaxed environment. Assembling a BIG MATIC movement was fascinating... and easier than I thought! A big thank you to Pier who was available to answer all my questions.
Jean-Marc
I would recommended this as a first approach to anyone who wants to know how it all works. Thank you to the whole Watch Academy team and the CIMIER brand.
Rachid
Making a reservation was easy. It was confirmed by email and I recceived quick replies to all my questions. I organised this workshop for my husband as a gift for his birthday. He loved spending the day with skilled experts. Thank you everyone!
Marie-Claire
It's something everyone should do at least once in their lifetime… A moment of pure pleasure, an absolute must to give someone as a gift!
Jacques
We had such a warm welcome. I enjoyed learning about the history of CIMIER and now I wear my watch with pride… it's amazing!
Nathalie
There was a good mix between theory and practice, and skilled teaching so beginners could also follow. I had a lovely time, with a surprise certificate at the end. I highly recommend this experience to all those who are passionate about watchmaking, and those who dream of making their own watch.
Vincent
The workshop was well organised with a great atmosphere, but what I enjoyed the most was assembling the BIG MATIC calibre. Now I have a CIMIER watch and… it works!
Jean-Luc
Excellent welcome and organisation.The brunch was exceptional!
Fabrice
A great concept and a very attentive team. With the friendly atmosphere, you don't notice the time passing. I was given this workshop as a gift and it will stay with me for a long time.
Jérémy

THE WATCH ACADEMY AS A GIFT

Order and receive a personalised gift voucher at home, ready to be offered to your family & friends or business associates.

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