IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN INAUGURATES ITS NEW MANUFAKTURZENTRUM
In its new Manufakturzentrum, IWC Schaffhausen marries traditional watchmaking with state-of-the-art manufacturing methods and technologies. Outstanding levels of quality and precision can be attained in the production of movement components and cases courtesy of the most advanced turning and milling centres. Assembling the manufacture movements, in contrast, is a task that must be carefully performed by hand. Only in the experienced hands of the watchmaker will the mechanical heart of the watch finally begin to beat.
Completed in just 21 months, IWC’s new Manufakturzentrum sits on the outskirts of the Swiss town of Schaffhausen. Even as you approach the building, it becomes clear that the watch manufacturer has raised a monument – both literally and figuratively – in a year that also coincides with the company’s 150th anniversary. The glass façade with its black frames stands in stark contrast to the white, flat roofs that extend beyond the façade.