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Experience hosted by Initium

9.5 hoursHosted in French and English
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Up to 10 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

Delta class

BUILD YOUR MECHANICAL WATCH
Choose this class and go home with a watch fitted with a manual-wind ETA 6497 movement. After an introduction to the functioning of a mechanical watch, take your place at the workbench where you disassemble then reassemble part of the movement, guided by Initium's master watchmaker. Then you're invited to choose among Initium's assortment of top-quality components to determine the individual style of your watch. You then assemble your chosen components, fit the dial and hands, case the movement and carry out the final inspection. At the end of the class, you leave with a watch that is not just Swiss-made, but made by you!

Level: All levels.
Duration: One day.

PROGRAMME
8 - 9: Introduction and theory
9 - 12: Movement assembly and component selection
12 - 14.30: Lunch at Georges Wenger (Le Noirmont)
14.30 - 17.30: Casing

Technical data:
Unitas 6497 calibre, made in Switzerland
Manual-wind
48-hour power reserve
42 mm, 43.5 mm or 48 mm diameter cases in steel
Watch warranty: 2 years
Other things to note
What else should guests know: Please arrange to stay near the watchmaker’s workshop so that you can arrive on time to begin the course.
Delta class

BUILD YOUR MECHANICAL WATCH
Choose this class and go home with a watch fitted with a manual-wind ETA 6497 movement. After an introduction to the functioning of a mechanical watch, take your place at the workbench where you disassemble then reassemble part of the movement, guided by Initium's master watchmaker. Then you're invited to choose among Initium's assortment of top-quality components to determine the individual…

What's included

  • Food
    Lunch at Georges Wenger. Swiss chocolate
  • Drinks
    Coffee and still water. White wine for the aperitif
  • Equipment
    The tools needed

Meet your host, Initium

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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Hello!

It is our pleasure to welcome you to one of our watchmaking workshops, where you can discover the fascinating world of mechanical Swiss watches. Master watchmakers, such as Sandra, Olivier or Mathieu, will guide you through the whole experience. They are passionate about their craft, having previously worked for major Swiss watch brands which have given the industry the worldwide reputation it has today. They are already at their benches waiting, eager to share their passion with you!
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Where you'll be

Initium’s workshop at Le Noirmont nestles in one of the cradles of Swiss watchmaking. With an elegant, modern design, its calm atmosphere lends itself to concentration and sharing/ knowledge. Its large windows have an unrivalled view over the Franches-Montagnes plateau and there are many items with watchmaking connections. They cannot fail to attract your attention and initiate you into some of their secrets.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.