Understanding Shigeru Ban’s Swatch & Omega Headquarters with Philip Jodidio

January 17, 2022

For the second episode of the “Bienne Makers” series, we'll be spending some time on the fascinating bridge between architecture and watchmaking with the globally renowned architecture author Philip Jodidio

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Talking Bienne, Watches & More with Robert-Jan Broer

December 13, 2021

"Bienne Makers” is a new series of interviews with those who contribute to the town’s unique position in the world of watchmaking. To kick it off, a very special guest: Robert-Jan Broer, founder of leading online watch magazine Fratello Watches

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Understanding the Lunar Module Outside Omega HQ

July 20, 2020

If you're enough into watches to be reading this, you most likely already know the deep ties between Omega and NASA, in particular when it comes to the Moon. This has been very much documented, and recommended reading on the matter is provided

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Finding Where the First Rolex Watches Were Made

April 21, 2020

Today, all Rolex movements are produced at the company's large, highly impressive facility in the outskirts of Bienne. Over one hundred years ago, the very first movements used for Rolex watches were also produced in Bienne, on the other

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