MAKE YOUR SWISS WATCH WITH OUR MASTER WATCHMAKERS
Open yourself up to an extraordinary experience during which time is suspended, only to start again on your wrist. The fascinating world of Swiss mechanical watchmaking is now within your reach and will reveal its unsuspected secrets.
Learn about the measurement of time through our watchmaking workshops
In one of our three locations in Switzerland, you choose the components of your watch and assemble them alongside our renowned Master Watchmakers. You will leave with your unique timepiece that will forever remind you of this timeless day.
AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE COMBINING DISCOVERY AND CONVIVIALITY
Our workshops are given during the week as well as on Saturdays. You can easily reserve your date by phone or e-mail. Do not hesitate to write us for a special request.
In order to maintain a warm atmosphere and to guarantee a personal experience, we limit the number of participants. For more than four, we invite you to browse our group offers.
Accessible to all
YOUR OWN SWISS MECHANICAL WATCH
More than a million possible combinations are available to create a unique watch in your image.
Workshops in different languages
Our workshops can be given in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish. Do not hesitate to write to us with a special request.
A 360° experience
Our One-day watchmaking workshop is the preferred workshop for our participants, as it offers the most complete experience in one day. It includes an introduction to watchmaking, a meal, and the creation of a Swiss mechanical watch.
After welcoming you with coffee and croissants, our Master Watchmaker will tell you with passion the secrets of time measurement.
Once you are familiar with this world, you will disassemble a movement and then reassemble it, thus penetrating the mysteries of watch mechanisms.
Be inspired by success stories to create your own
Browse through the participants’ creations while waiting to make your mechanical watch. During the Gamma and Delta workshops, you have the chance to choose each component of your watch on the day itself alongside our Master Watchmaker.
The selection of components is an integral part of the experience!
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Our two workshops
Enjoy an exceptional moment in our picturesque workshop in Le Noirmont. Its modern and elegant design and large windows offer a breathtaking view of the Swiss Jura pastures. Numerous objects related to watchmaking, sometimes from another time, will not fail to attract your attention and reveal some insider secrets. Participants who have chosen a Delta course enjoy the company of the Master Watchmaker at the Maison Wenger; a restaurant awarded two stars in the Michelin guide.
OUR WATCHMAKING WORKSHOPS
3-hour introductory workshop on watchmaking
A FUN AND EDUCATIONAL INTRODUCTION TO WATCHMAKINGImmerse yourself in the history of watchmaking before proceeding to dismantle and reassemble a mechanical watch movement alongside a Master Watchmaker.
Half-day watchmaking workshop
A WATCHMAKING EXPERIENCE WITH THE CREATION OF HIS WATCH
After an introduction to the history of watchmaking, you choose the components from a wide range - movement, case, dial, hands, bracelet - which you assemble yourself thanks to the explanations of the Master Watchmaker who shares his expertise with you. Finally, you will leave with your unique watch, an imperishable souvenir of an exceptional moment.
One-day watchmaking workshop
INTRODUCTION TO WATCHMAKING + MEAL + CREATION OF YOUR SWISS-MADE WATCHThe most complete formula combines a meal in a quality establishment, an introduction to watchmaking (disassembly/assembly of the movement) and the creation of a watch in your image. A unique experience, just like the watch you take home at the end of the day.
Workshop for groups (from 5 persons)
Whether you are a group of friends, a company or an agency offering experiences to your clients, Initium offers activities tailored to your needs. We take care of groups of up to twelve participants in our workshops and up to one hundred participants at the location of your choice. In particular, we can organise courses in hotels or other establishments, in Switzerland or abroad.
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