Where is the Watch Academy located?
The Watch Academy is located in the CIMIER watch company in Bienne (Biel) in Switzerland. The address is: Route de Soleure 136, 2504 Bienne. We are located on the 7th floor of the building.
How to find the Watch Academy?
For cars, we have a large free parking in front of the building. And if you are coming by train, take the number 2 bus to get to the bus stop called “Swiss Tennis”. Keep walking for 200 meters to the building "Diametal Areal".
Is the Watch Academy accessible for persons with reduced-mobility?
Yes. The access from the parking is flat and a special slope was created for that purpose. Moreover, our Watch Academy floor may be easily reached by lift.
What is the price for a training session?
The rate is 1'650 Swiss Francs. It includes your watch and your lunch.
Are there special prices for groups?
Yes. From 10 participants, we will reward you with a special discount. Please contact us.
How to get information on the dates and register?
The schedule of training sessions is on our website. But for a group request, we kindly ask you to contact us a minimum of 1 month in advance.
Do we have to book well in advance?
Most of the time, we are able to offer you a place for a training session one month in advance.
How long does a training session last?
Classes usually take place from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. In the morning, you will have a presentation of the watch company, followed by the choice of components, the assembly of the mechanical movement and a theoretical introduction by a master watchmaker. The afternoon will be dedicated to the assembly of all chosen watch components.
In which languages will the training take place?
Our training sessions are carried out in any one of the following 4 languages: French, English, German and Italian.
Where can I see the assembled watches of the Watch Academy?
You can get an idea of our models on our Facebook page or on the CIMIER Instagram account.
What is the size of the watch?
Currently, we are offering a case size of 43 mm.
What is the quality of a watch assembled in the Watch Academy?
The components available will enable you to make a high quality, unique and personalised watch. Every model is guaranteed for 3 years and bears the “Swiss made” label.
Do we have to be technically-minded to take part in a training session?
No. A watchmaker will guide you through each step of the assembly.
You need to find a hotel or a restaurant?
Do not hesitate to contact us. We will gladly help you to find a great location.