Welcome to Cité du Temps

The Cité du TempsFrench for the City of Time – is nestled in the heart of Biel, the world's watchmaking capital.

This special place entirely dedicated to time unites under one roof the playful, cheerful style of the brand Swatch and the luxurious character of Omega offering its visitors an opportunity to explore two different worlds of watchmaking represented in two museums: Planet Swatch and Omega Museum.

The Cité du Temps operates under the leadership of The Swatch Group Ltd, the largest watchmaking company in the world which unites, among other companies, eighteen watch brands: Breguet, Harry Winston, Blancpain, Glashütte Original, Jaquet Droz, Léon Hatot, Omega, Longines, Rado, Union Glashütte, Tissot, Balmain, Certina, Mido, Hamilton, Calvin Klein, Swatch, and Flik Flak.

Museums

The Cité du Temps serves as a unique meeting area for visitors and pedestrians. Independent museum spaces for Swatch and Omega, spread over two floors, are equipped with the latest interactive technologies. They offer their guests an opportunity to explore in a living manner the worlds of the two brands represented in two museums.

Admission

Adults Free
Children under 12 years Free
Adolescents < 18 years of age, Students, AHV, AI Free

Group visits

To ensure the smooth organization of your visit, we kindly ask you to contact us by e-mail 72 hours prior to the requested date.

Schools and groups of more than 8 people are kindly asked to register.

Opening hours

Tuesday – Friday: 11:00 – 18:00
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00
On Mondays, Public Holiday : closed

Canton Bern Public Holiday

  • Friday 10th of April 2020 (Good Friday)
  • Monday 13th of April 2020 (Easter Monday)
  • Thursday 21st of Mai 2020 (The Ascension)
  • Monday 1st of June 2020 (Whit Monday)
  • Saturday 1st of August 2020 (National Holiday)
  • Friday 25th of December 2020 / Saturday 26th of December 2020 (Christmas)
  • Friday 1st of January 2021 / Saturday 2nd of January 2021 (New Year)
The day before holidays, the hours are similar to those of Saturday.

Omega Museum

Relocated to a stunning new building in 2019, OMEGA Museum tells the compelling story of the Swiss brand through immersive movies, compelling showcases and fun interactive experiences. Those wishing to delve into the details of OMEGA’s past, present and future, will not be disappointed.

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Planet Swatch

Join us on the second floor of Cité du Temps for a journey through Swatch time… Let yourself be transported into the past, present and future of our brand through designs, experiences and artworks, and unleash your imagination: you’ll understand that Planet Swatch is so much more than a museum!

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How to get here

To view the directions to the Cité du Temps, simply enter your location and find out how to reach us.

Various bus connections are available from Biel/Bienne train station. From there you can reach us by taking the bus services 2, 4, 7, or 72 and stop at the bus station OMEGA. There are limited blue zone parking spaces available around the museum, requiring a parking disc with a maximum stay of one hour. Further parking spaces (paid) are also available close to the museum in Gurzelen paid parking on Falkenstrasse.

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Architecture

The Cité du Temps was entirely designed by the world-renowned Japanese Architect and Pritzker Prizewinner Shigeru Ban. The building is nestled between Omega’s historic buildings and the new Swatch Headquarters.

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Omega Museum

Relocated to a stunning new building in 2019, OMEGA Museum tells the compelling story of the Swiss brand through immersive movies, compelling showcases and fun interactive experiences. Those wishing to delve into the details of OMEGA’s past, present and future, will not be disappointed.

Learn more

Planet Swatch

Join us on the second floor of Cité du Temps for a journey through Swatch time… Let yourself be transported into the past, present and future of our brand through designs, experiences and artworks, and unleash your imagination: you’ll understand that Planet Swatch is so much more than a museum!

Learn more

Architecture

The Cité du Temps was entirely designed by the world-renowned Japanese architect and Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban. The building is nestled between Omega’s historic buildings and the new Swatch Headquarters.

Learn more