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Classes Alpha

Initiation to watchmaking

The Alpha course allows participants to discover watchmaking in an original and fun way. The course begins with a theoretical introduction on the functioning of a mechanical watch, explained by Initium's Master watchmaker.

Afterwards, you sit at the workbench and execute the disassembly and reassembly of a movement, which can be hand-wound or automatic according to your preferences.

Technical specifications of

If you choose an Alpha automatic course, your initiation to watchmaking will happen on an ETA 2892 or SW300 movement. These calibres have been added in iconic watches of Swiss watchmaking for decades. Their thinness and reliability are very popular among many brands for the conception of complex watches.

Technical characteristics:
• ETA 2892 caliber or SW300, made in Switzerland
• Automatic movement
• 38h power-reserve

Technical specifications of

If you choose an Alpha manual course, your initiation to watchmaking will happen on a Unitas 6497 movement. This caliber has been created in the fifties by the Swiss brand Unitas and is a hand-wound movement that is extremely reliable. Its legendary robustness earned the "tractor" nickname in the watchmaking industry.

Technical characteristics:
• Unitas 6497 caliber, made in Switzerland
• Hand-wound movement
• 42h power-reserve


09h00 - 09h15 :       Warm welcome in our workshops, with coffee and chocolate pastries

09h15 - 10h00 :       Theoretical explanations on historical and technical aspects of watchmaking

10h00 - 12h00 :       Disassembly and reassembly of a mechanical movement, with the support of the Master watchmaker

12h00 - 12hxx :       Celebration of your success with an aperitive and a certificate with your name

(Possibility to attend this course during the afternoon)

Classes Alpha

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C’était une magnifique expérience très enrichissante où on passe un très bon moment avec des passionnées d’horlogerie et où on en apprend énormément sur le fonctionnement et l’histoire de l’horlogerie.


Super expérience ! Je me suis retrouvée la seule participante, le cours ne pouvait pas être mieux. Les explications étaient claires et le matériel à disposition était magnifique. Merci pour cette découverte, ma montre est superbe !


L’équipe est très accueillante, très compétente et précise pour le montage et les explications. L’environnement est top, et le repas de midi aussi. :) Chaudement recommandé


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