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A watch designed and built to last

All Initium watches are equipped with top-quality components and movements that have demonstrated the utmost reliability for decades. At Initium, everyone involved – from the designer to the watchmaker – has been chosen for their skills and experience acquired at renowned Swiss watchmakers.

Swiss made watches
Fine and reliable gauges
Unique to your image thanks to hundreds of available components
Sustainable watches designed in Watch Valley

Our new range of watches

Our new collection of high-end components has been designed in-house and produced within a fifty-kilometer radius of Le Noirmont, Initium’s headquarters. Anchored in its history by an ode to this typically Swiss savoir-faire, this new line is also tinged with avant-gardism by the bold, modern design of its cases and dials. Past and present, heritage and innovation: our watches are for souls irresistibly drawn to a singular time that reflects their personality.

MECHANICAL WATCHES STEEPED IN SWISS HERITAGE

Mechanical watches are particularly appreciated for the beauty and complexity of their movements, which are the result of the expertise of watchmakers. We are committed to sharing our passion for this ancestral art so that you can create a Swiss watch that reflects your image.

The term “mechanical” means that the watch runs on energy supplied by a spring wound in a barrel, and therefore does not contain a battery. Winding is “manual” when carried out by turning the watch crown, and “automatic” when carried out by the natural movements of the wrist.

Recycled steel boxes
Dials
Movements
Hands
Bracelets
  • Retro sport-chic

    These new models, inspired by the fashion style of the Seventies with a modern twist, are the perfect match for anyone who appreciates incisive style and a strong allure.

  • Elegant & classic

    Fitted with fine lugs that respect the codes of Swiss watchmaking heritage, these new models will appeal to those who love elegance and the traditional art of watchmaking.

  • Modern & discreet

    Build with smooth and rounded curves, these new models are suitable for those who are attracted by sobriety and presence.

  • Sporty & robust

    With their pronounced lines and side decor, these new models will appeal to intrepid, pugnacious characters.

  • Classic

    Classic dial with Roman numerals, maintaining the traditional aesthetics of Swiss watchmaking heritage. These new models will touch the hearts of those who love resilient design codes.

    In open-worked dial and solid dial versions with counter (manual) and window (automatic).

    Choice of colours: black on white, blue on white, white on blue and white on black. Silver or gold plate.

  • Contemporary

    Contemporary and minimalist dial perfectly highlights the movement. Devoid of information, these new models will seduce lovers of the mechanism with their simplicity and efficiency.

    In open-worked dial and solid dial versions with counter (manual) and window (automatic).

    Available in white, silver, black, blue, brown, salmon, turquoise, green, burgundy, and purple. Silver or gold plate.

  • Skeleton

    Open worked dial with fine and shiny faceted indexes. The elegance, subtlety and modernity of these new models will win over those who love elegance.

    In open-worked dial and solid dial versions with counter (manual) and window (automatic).

    Available in white, silver, black, blue, brown, salmon, turquoise, green, burgundy, and purple. Silver or gold plate.

  • Full with Côtes de Genève

    An emblematic finish of Swiss watchmaking, the Côte de Genève offers a play of light that highlights the relief of the mechanical manual movement.

  • Skeleton

    Skeleton watches are becoming increasingly common in watch collections because of their fascinating exposure. Whether raw, decorated or engraved, and available in several colors (rhodium-plated, anthracite, black, gold, rose gold), our skeletonized movements plunge your gaze into the heart of micromechanics.

  • Calendar (automatic movement only)

    Ideally suited to watches with a dial, the automatic mechanical movement allows the wearer to consult the day’s date with precision.

  • SuperLumiNova®

    The Super-LumiNova works as a light accumulator to reflect light at night. The hands are tinted with this phosphorescent pigment and are brighter than ever, illuminating your hours in the dark.

  • Dauphines

    The elegant dauphine hands are shaped like a slender triangle and offer optimum legibility. They are made of steel and are available in an assortment of colours.

  • Skeletons

    It is hollowed out in the centre, allowing the dial to be seen underneath.

  • Leather strap

    Watches with leather straps are timeless classics that are both comfortable to wear and durable.

  • Rubber strap

    Modern and trendy, the rubber bracelet is particularly appreciated for its resistance, making it a long-lasting ally.

  • Milanese mesh bracelet

    Very supple and pleasant to wear, the Milanese steel bracelet is likely to bring both vintage and contemporary looks to the timepiece.

Select the model that suits you

Manual winding watch

With a hand-wound mechanical watch, you have to wind your watch manually. This should ideally be done once a day by turning the crown clockwise.

The Initium manual watches are equipped with a Unitas 6497 movement and have a 42-hour power reserve. This calibre was created in the 1950s by the Swiss brand Unitas. It is a movement of great reliability and robustness that has earned it the nickname of “tractor” in the watchmaking world.

Self-winding watch

The automatic mechanical watch recharges automatically when you wear it, thanks to the energy you create with your moving wrist. The Initium automatic watch has a power reserve of 38 hours, after which it stops when not worn. It can then be wound manually by means of the crown.

Initium automatic watches are equipped with an ETA 2892 or SW300 movement. Both calibres were created by Swiss manufacturers. Precision, reliability, and robustness are the keywords for these movements.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS OF YOUR INITIUM WATCH

Movement

hand-wound movement ETA Calibre 6497 and self-wound movement ETA Calibres 2892 or SW300

Functions

hours, minutes, and small seconds (at 9 o’clock) for hand-wound movements and hours, minutes, and seconds + the possibility of having the date with a full movement for self-wound movements

Waterproofing
3 ATM (30 metres)
Glass and case back

all our cases have a sapphire top glass and a transparent mineral glass back to reveal the movement

Case diameters:

for mechanical hand-wound movement: between 42 mm and 48 mm. For mechanical self-winding movement: between 33 mm and 43.5 mm.

Box thickness

between 10 mm and 14 mm

Width of the bracelets

22mm

Power reserve

42h (manual) and 38h (automatic)

more than one million possible combinations for a 100% unique watch

Choose the experience that suits you best to create a watch that reflects your image.

Enjoy a unique experience in Switzerland where you are the creator of your watch.

Assemble your watch from the comfort of your living room: a personal achievement that will fill you with pride.

Express your personality by creating your unique Swiss-made watch with our 3D configurator.