Swiss Watchmaking Festival

Swiss Watchmaking Festival Open To Public From 8th to 10th September Promoting Cultural Excellence

THM Desk
21 Jun 2023 |
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In the spectacular, entirely eco-friendly Explorit architectural complex, the Swiss Watchmaking Festival will turn the village of Yverdon-les-Bains into the centre of watchmaking and knowledge transmission. The event will be open to the public from September 8 to September 10 of 2023 in the centre of Switzerland's watchmaking region, only a short distance from the main roads and railroads.

A multi-generational event

The Association du Festival Suisse de l'Horlogerie was established by a group of watchmaking enthusiasts who were concerned with the virtues of knowledge, tenacity, creativity, talent, patience, and dedication to the trade.

The Festival Suisse de l'Horlogerie

The Festival Suisse de l'Horlogerie works to increase young people's knowledge of the watchmaking professions by promoting the ideals of Time.

Estelle Lagarde, Gouache artist and Haute Joaillerie-horlogerie designer

"Starting with an inanimate material, choosing components, conceiving them, and assembling them to generate the " holy movement " that keeps the heart of our time beating... Such is the inescapable and precious work of human hands, so often in the shadow. The soul of this initiative is the culture of excellence, where the artisans of the time are given the opportunity to exhibit their exceptional craftsmanship”, says the Association.

Tickets are now available!

The program overview:

September 8th to 10th, 2023

Exhibition, workshops & schools
10:00 am to 7:00 pm on Friday
from 09:00 to 19:00 on Saturday
from 09:00 to 17:00 on Sunday

Booths for food & beverages
11:00 am to 10:00 pm on Friday
10:00 am to 11:30 pm Saturday
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday

Various food offers La Fabrica:
10:00 am to 11:30 pm Friday
11:30am to 01:00am Saturday
11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sunday

Coffee Island, snacks and drinks
Daily from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

How to reach here?

By train: 10 min. from Yverdon-les-Bains station, 1 bus every 15 min.
By bus: N° 605: direction "Y-Parc/Découvertes", stop "EXPLORiT". N° 602: 2 min from the entrance, stop "Y-Parc/Pythagore".
By road: 5 min, freeway exit Yverdon Sud, 1200 parking spaces nearby.
Daycare (children aged 2 to 6): Kindercity (9 a.m. to 8 p.m.). CHF 10.00 for 1h30