Choose from a wide range of components and assemble it alongside renowned watchmakers. You will leave with your own unique timepiece that will forever remind you of this timeless day.
The Sybarite invites you to undergo an unforgettable experience in the
exciting world of Swiss mechanical watches. With various
workshops in Geneva, Le Noirmont (Jura) and Gebertingen (St.Gallen) participants take on an unusual discovery of the ancestral art of watchmaking, with the possibility of creating their own Swiss-made watch. Combining discovery, experimentation
and conviviality, we guarantee a memorable moment in
the colours of Switzerland.
A Word from The Founder
"We share this desire to allow everyone to slip into a watchmaker’s coat for a day, thus becoming artists of the time and understanding the mechanisms of what we are running after.
In our workshops, we are able to offer our participants a fun and immersive experience in the fascinating world of watchmaking. Our renowned Master Watchmakers from the most prestigious Swiss watchmaking houses are keen to share their expertise in a friendly atmosphere.
Since 2015, we have been proud to continue our mission of providing a memorable experience, we are proud to present the colours of Switzerland through the excellence of our products and services."
Gamma workshop (Half day)
After an introduction to the history of Swiss watchmaking, you will get to choose the components from a wide range of movements, cases, dials, hands, and bracelets. You will then be shown how to assemble this yourself thanks to the explanations of the Master Watchmaker who will share his know-how with you. At the end of the experience, we will celebrate your creation with a glass of white wine from the area. You will leave with your own unique watch, an imperishable souvenir of an exceptional moment.
Delta workshop (full day)
A complete immersion into the world of watchmaking starting with an introduction to the history of Swiss watchmaking. You will then disassemble and reassemble the heart of a watch, the movement. Choosing your components within more than 1 mio. combinations possible and find the perfect design according to your tastes.
The workshop based in Le Noirmont invites you to enjoy the charm and flavours of the Jura region in the emblematic Maison Wenger restaurant, rated 2 Michelin stars and 18/20 in Gault & Millau. You are also invited to the Brasserie LIPP restaurant, a unique place preserving the French charm and aestheticism of the beginning of the last century.
After spending this culinary moment with the watchmaker, you will start the assembly of your watch!
At the end of the experience, we will celebrate your creation with a glass of white wine from the area and you will leave with your timepiece.
Tech specs on manual watches
Movements: Unitas calibre 6497 made in Switzerland 42 hr power reserve
Steel cans from 42 mm to 48 mm diameter
Can thicknesses between 10.3 mm and 13 mm
Functions: hours, minutes, and small seconds (at 9 o’clock)
Tech specs on automatic watches
Movements: ETA 2892/SW300 calibre made in Switzerland
38 hr power reserve
Steel cans from 33 mm to 42 mm diameter
Can thicknesses between 10 mm and 14 mm
Functions: hour, minute and second (possibility of having the date with a full
These workshops are available in English, French or German and can be undergone from 1 hour to a full day's course. Meals are also included depending on the type of workshop chosen.