edicated to sharing the history and legacy of Swiss watchmaking since 2015, Initium has been offering unique trainings and bespoke experiences in creating mechanical Swiss watches, from a simple introduction to assembling a complete watch over a day.
In 2021, the company is taking this heritage one step further, and is happy to launch its watch assembling kits, available since November 2021 in over 100 countries. Including all the necessary instructions and materials for a one-of-a-kind independent initiation to watchmaking, the kits “Kairos” turn homes into true workshops.
The watch’s components – the case, movement, hands, dial and straps – can be selected among a wide range of options online, before the kit is directly shipped from Switzerland to the owner’s home in a high-end leather satchel which encompasses the complete watchmaking tools.
The Initium kit “Kairos” offers a sustainable and bespoke experience, regardless of any location worldwide. Much more than a simple toolkit, it showcases a didactic method including video tutorials and instructions from a Master watchmaker in French and English. A forum is accessible anywhere in the world, 24/7, offering a platform to share inquiries and exchange about watchmaking.
Transforming any desk or dining table into a watchmaker’s bench, the satchel embodies components which can be kept for a lifetime, transforming a unique experience into an unforgettable memory and a tailor-made watch.
The kits are available at Initium’s Geneva, Le Noirmont and Gebertingen workshops for testing upon request.
Initium was founded in 2015 by Mathieu Gigandet and Gilles Francfort. Both native from the Jura mountains region, the two former students met during a master’s degree business project and decided to join forces in launching their unique watch venture. With an objective as to infuse the world with a shared passion for their region and heritage, they worked alongside watchmaking experts to bring their vision to life.
Located in Le Noirmont (JU), Initium has therefore been rooted in the historic cradle of watchmaking since its creation. Dedicated to sharing the history and legacy of Swiss watchmaking, Initium has been offering unique trainings and bespoke experiences in creating mechanical Swiss watches, from a simple introduction to assembling a complete watch over a day.
With courses offered in workshops located around Switzerland – in Le Noirmont, Geneva and Gebertingen (near Zurich), in 2021, Initium takes its experience one step further by launching an innovative watch assembling kit, now enabling the creation of a unique Swiss mechanical watch directly from home.