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.

Price: CHF 2'290


8 - 9: Introduction and theory
9 - 12: Movement assembly and component selection
12 - 14.30: Lunch at Georges Wenger (Le Noirmont), Brasserie Lipp (Geneva) or a local restaurant (Gerbertingen).
14.30 - 18: Casing

Technical data

This manual-wind calibre was first developed in the 1950s by the Swiss maker Unitas, and is appreciated for its reliability. Watchmakers refer to it as a "workhorse", because of its ruggedness and solidity.

  • Unitas 6497 calibre, made in Switzerland
  • Manual-wind
  • 48-hour power reserve
  • 42 mm, 43.5 mm or 48 mm diameter cases in steel
  • Sapphire crystal
  • Water-resistant to 30 metres
  • Leather, rubber, silicon, fabric, Nato or mesh straps
  • Watch warranty: 2 years

Gastronomic lunch

After a morning spent learning the basics of watchmaking, it'll be time for a break with the other participants and the master watchmaker.

In Le Noirmont, you'll enjoy a gastronomic meal made with local produce at Georges Wenger. The restaurant has been awarded two Michelin stars and scored 18/20 by Gault & Millau. In Geneva, lunch is at Brasserie Lipp, famed for its seafood. In Gebertingen, you'll enjoy lunch and the welcoming atmosphere of one of the town's restaurants.


"Warm welcome. Great premises and workbenches. Top-level "instructors", clear explanations, visual aids and individual help at each stage. Loved it!"


"I'd like to thank you for a wonderful time at Initium on Saturday. I really like your concept, and even more so now that I've tried it out. It was a great experience to actually be able to make a watch myself. I'm delighted with the result. My new watch is a big hit with friends and family, and so is Initium's concept!"


"Thank you for a magnificent day, an excellent lunch and an unforgettable moment at the workbench. Please pass on my thanks to your master watchmaker for his professionalism, patience and sense of humour."


Register for this class

You can register for this class with the form below.

The planned course dates will be communicate to you via email for both locations (le Noirmont and Geneva). If you have already chosen where you would like to take the class, please indicate it in the remarks. If no planned date works for you, it's possible to cancel the order.

In case of questions, have a look at the frequently asked questions or please get in contact with us:
+41 32 953 10 87

Your personalized watch

Initium supplies the finest quality components for you to build your watch, the same ones that are used by the region's foremost watch manufacturers.

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