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.

PROMISE OF AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE COMBINING DISCOVERY AND CONVIVIALITY

Flexible dates
Our workshops are held during the week as well as on Saturdays. You can easily book your date on our online calendar or write to us with a special request.
Intimate atmosphere

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 a tous
Accessible to all
All of our workshops are designed so that everyone can participate. Our activities do not require any prior knowledge.
Swiss mechanical watch in your image

More than a million possible combinations are available to create a unique Swiss watch.

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.

Our 360° experience

Our Delta package 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.
Morning

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.

You then define the aesthetics of your watch by choosing the movement, case, hands, dial, and
strap from a wide range of high-end components.
Midi
During the lunch break, you enjoy a delicious meal with the participants and the Master Watchmaker.
In Le Noirmont, you can enjoy the charm and flavours of the Jura region at the emblematic Maison Wenger, rated 2 Michelin stars and 18/20 in Gault & Millau.
In Geneva, you are welcomed at the Brasserie LIPP, a unique place preserving the French charm and aestheticism of the beginning of the last century.
Afternoon
Back at the workbench, you assemble the chosen components thanks to the Master Watchmaker’s expertise. Once your watch has been fitted, the movement is cleaned, and the running and water resistance are checked.
Your achievement is celebrated with a glass of white wine to mark the end of the workshop and a wonderful souvenir on your wrist –
your unique Swiss-made mechanical watch.

Horology workshops

3-hour introductory workshop on watchmaking
350.00 CHF

A FUN AND EDUCATIONAL INTRODUCTION TO WATCHMAKING

Immerse yourself in the history of watchmaking before proceeding to dismantle and reassemble a mechanical watch movement alongside a Master Watchmaker.
Half-day watchmaking workshop
2490.00 CHF2990.00 CHF

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
2990.00 CHF3490.00 CHF

INTRODUCTION TO WATCHMAKING + MEAL + CREATION OF YOUR SWISS-MADE WATCH

The 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.

Our two workshops

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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!