Initium offers introductory courses in watchmaking open to the public at the production site in Le Noirmont, where the participants can assemble and take home their own mechanical Swiss watch. Create your own timekeeper and choose from a wide range of movements, cases, faces, dials, and wristbands.
Three different courses are offered :
Alpha : Introduction to watchmaking: Theoretical aspects of the functioning of a mechanical watch, assembling and disassembling of a movement.
Duration : 3h
Gamma : Create your own mechanical watch: Assemble your watch after the design has been defined from a wide selection of components.
Duration : a half day
Delta : Create your own mechanical watch: Disassemble and reassemble a movement, then build your own watch by choosing from a wide selection of components. Lunch with the watchmaker at the Relais Château Georges Wenger is included.
Duration : a day
Prices per person
- CHF 350.-
- CHF 1690.-
- CHF 2290.-
- Free parking
- Booking required
- Accessible by public transport
- Wheelchair accessible
- Suitable for groups
Good to know
- In addition to the instructions given by a professional watchmaker while assembling the watch, the courses at Initium also provide interesting information about the history of the regional watchmaking industry as well as theoretical knowledge about the functioning of a mechanical watch.