Gamma class

Create 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, you are invited to choose among Initium's assortment of top-quality components to determine the individual style of your finished 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: A half day.

Price: CHF 1'690


8 - 8.30: Introduction and theory
8.30 - 12: Component selection and casing

(This class can also be scheduled in the afternoon)

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


"I'd like to say once again how much I enjoyed taking part in assembling my watch, that I'm proud to wear. The afternoon was a wonderful experience and I appreciated the professionalism of the entire team. The many photos are a lovely souvenir. Thank you again."


"I'm first to complain when something isn't up to scratch, but I also believe in saying when something is right (that's my personal ethic, anyway…). So, a huge bravo to you and your assistants. I spent a most enjoyable half-day. My only regret: that there aren't more hours in the day, or 80 minutes in an hour to make the pleasure last longer…"


"I love my new watch, it really is superb! Thank you again for your warm welcome and the quality of your services. I sincerely hope your young company will enjoy great success! I've had nothing but good things to say about you!"


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.

View some examples


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