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Open Jaw Québec 01.01.2020

For travellers who are passionate about the art of Swiss watchmaking, there is a very unique experience.

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Watches Magazine 01.10.2017

Initium - initiation in Latin - is thus the eternal memory of a unique experience of the mechanics of time.

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L’Agefi 20.05.2016

With a screwdriver and tweezers in your hands, you will feel like a master of time for a day.

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Europa star 04.11.2020

Five years after the beginning of its courses in Switzerland, Initium can pride itself on having completely modernised the introduction to watchmaking.

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Le Matin Dimanche 01.05.2015

A tailor-made watch is good. It's even better to assemble it yourself.

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Le Matin Dimanche 01.05.2015

I wanted a more classy, dressy watch, and I couldn't find the one I had in mind.

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Le Temps 01.03.2016

A day with your hands in the winders, crown wheels, barrels and other escapements, to go home with your own watch on your wrist.

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New York Times 01.10.2020

You can create and assemble your own watch. This can be done in half a day at Initium.

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My Switzerland 04.04.2017

High-quality handmade watches are fascinating marvels full of elegance and precision.

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Le Quotidien Jurassien 15.01.2021

The Noirmont based start-up, Initium, uses a new participatory financing model, the crowdinvesting, to accelerate its international development.

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L'Express 18.11.2017

At Initium, anyone can become a watchmaker in just one course. Sandra Fernandez is one of the professors who oversees the operations.

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RTS 02.09.2016

Les intrépides - presentation of Initium (episode 1)

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RTS 23.09.2016

Les intrépides - Initium in front of the jury (episode 5)

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Canal Alpha 05.06.2015

Follow an Initium course in pictures, thanks to a report by Canal Alpha

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Le Temps 16.06.2016

Spending a day with a watchmaker to assemble your own watch is becoming increasingly popular and attractive. Le Temps went to Le Noirmont to handle tweezers and screwdrivers.

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FH Suisse 21.05.2015

Immerse yourself in the world of watchmaking and create your own timepiece in the homeland of the first farmer-watchmakers! An original experience proposed by Initium.

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Une porte sur deux continents 29.08.2015

A great opportunity to make your own Swiss made watch under the supervision of a watchmaker-teacher!

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Stay Tuned For Life 29.07.2016

Five must-do experiences in the Swiss Jura!

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Arc Hebdo 25.08.2016

Active in watchmaking initiations, the company Initium au Noirmont will be taking part, from Friday, in the new series "Les Intrépides", an educational reality show signed RTS 1.

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Bilan 08.09.2016

The Jurassien Mathieu Gigandet proposes a dive into the watchmaking country, in Le Noirmont. Welcomed by professionals, visitors are introduced to the profession. A start-up to be discovered in the RTS "Les Intrépides" series.

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Arc Info 24.08.2016

A young entrepreneur plays the intrepid watch in hand

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Watch is this 14.12.2016

How nice would it be to not only have a watch custom made, but custom make it yourself? Initium offers just that with their classes in their workshop in Le Noirmont, Switzerland.

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Europa star 01.12.2020

A Swiss company that specialises in running introductory watchmaking workshops, Initium, is reacting by launching kits that allow people to make their own watches at home.

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12.06.2020

After five years of existence, the balance sheet is flattering for the Jura startup Initium: more than 1000 participants left their workshops with their own Swiss watch on their wrist.

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Le Quotidien Jurassien 31.05.2015

The company Initium Creawatch, based in the Créapole premises in Le Noirmont, has been offering introductory watchmaking courses for a tourist clientele since this spring.

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Le Matin Dimanche 01.05.2015

I wanted a classy watch, more dressy, and I couldn't find the one I had in mind.

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The Gentleman Blogger 01.10.2018

Become a watchmaker at Initium, in the heart of Geneva, meet an authentic watchmaker and learn the art and science of watchmaking. - Matthew Zorpas, 186k subscribers

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The Rollinsonlondon 01.01.2019

Initium offers a complete immersion in the fascinating world of mechanical watches. - Nathan Rollinson, 83k subscribers

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Wandering_everywhere 01.10.2020

I have always been fascinated by the mechanics of timepieces, and in this case, Initium was the best place to learn. - Amy Aed

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AlloVoyages 31.10.2020

What if you were to live the experience of mastering time? In its small workshop located in Geneva, Initium invites you to plunge into the meticulous and hushed world of watchmaking.

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Tages-Anzeiger 07.09.2017

The Watch Valley in the Jura offers the best insight into the art of Swiss watchmaking. Laymen with steady hands can even build their own watch.

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Le Matin 19.03.2015

You can choose your timepiece at Baselworld, which opens today, but you can also assemble one yourself, thanks to a small Jura company.

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Le Matin Dimanche 31.05.2015

A tailor-made watch is good. It's even better to assemble it yourself. Initium, based in Le Noirmont (JU), puts its customers at the workbench. And it works.

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Der Bund 11.09.2017

The Watch Valley in the Jura offers the best insight into the art of Swiss watchmaking. Laymen with steady hands can even build their own watch.

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L'Impartial 24.08.2016

Very quickly, we understood that people wanted to be actors, and that we had to allow them to assemble their mechanical watches themselves. - Mathieu Gigandet

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Le Matin Dimanche 21.08.2016

On 26 August, the French-language channel is launching "Les Intrépides", a programme that follows five start-ups in their development.

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Le Franc Montagnard 20.08.2016

Initium CreaWatch, a company based in Le Noirmont offering immersions into the world of timepieces, has been selected to represent the Jura region on the new RTS programme "Les Intrépides".

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Le Quotidien Jurassien 13.07.2016

The young boss Mathieu Gigandet will represent the Jura in the new RTS programme "Les Intrépides" which, at the start of the new school year, will present the daily lives of five promising young entrepreneurs.

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L'Express 24.08.2016

Selected from more than 100 candidates, Mathieu Gigandet judges that "it is already a victory to be among the five finalists".

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L'Est Républicain 13.06.2015

At Le Noirmont in Switzerland, three young watch enthusiasts teach visitors how to make their own watches.

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GHI 15.06.2017

An introductory watchmaking workshop teaches you the basics of creating a mechanical watch.

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FH Suisse 21.10.2017

A Canadian tourist even decided to make a trip explicitly to Switzerland to take advantage of our offer. - Mathieu Gigandet

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