Omega opens new high-tech production centre in Bienne

December 2, 2017

Omega opens new high-tech production centre in Bienne

CEO of Swatch Group, Nick Hayek; Head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education & Research (EAER), Johann N Schneider-Ammann and President and CEO of OMEGA, Raynald Aeschlimann visiting the new production facility (© OMEGA Ltd)


Omega has been producing watches in Bienne, Switzerland, since 1882 and has been one of the pioneers of innovation in the Swiss watchmaking industry. The company, which is today part of the Swatch Group, has maintained its strong tradition of investing in new technologies and methods of production by opening a new high-tech factory in Bienne.

The factory will consolidate the steps of watch manufacture inside the new building, including watch assembly, bracelets and shipping. At the core of the building, Omega has installed a fully automated storage system the height of three floors, containing over 30,000 boxes filled with the stock required for the brand’s watchmaking.

The new building has also been created to house Omega’s quality and technical control processes, where watches are certified for precision, performance and magnetic resistance. Omega is just one of the companies in the Swatch Group which uses powder injection moulded components for many of its watch cases, bracelet parts, etc.

PIM ceramic cases used by Omega are produced by Comadur in Col-Des-Roches, in the canton of Neuchâtel, another Swiss company in the Swatch Group. Omega’s ceramic collection includes the coloured cases and rings in the Planet Ocean series and the Speedmaster’s Dark Side of the Moon and Grey Side of the Moon models.

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