Biel has been an industrial and watchmaking centre since the 19th century.
Although Biel is the capital of the watch industry, it's (almost) impossible to visit a watch factory. But there is an alternative: the Omega Museum opposite the factory.
The Omega Museum in Biel is located directly opposite the headquarters of the corporation. The history of the world famous watch brand, which you get to know in the museum, is as illustrious as the surroundings in the industrial area are nondescript.