IWAMC Standardizes the market with professionalism and cumulative experience
IWAMC is the abbreviation for the International Watch Appraisal Management Center. During the past 100 years luxury watch brands have expanded in popularity, first across Europe and now globally. However, as the luxury watch trading market expands rapidly, the detail and turth of the quality becomes more rare.
HRD and GIA are the most authoritative appraisal organizations in the jewelry industry globally.
Meanwhile，in the luxury watch industry，IWAMC has become the appraisal authority. Professionalism and accumulation of experience have remained true throughout as IWAMC has developed.
Profession came from accumulation
Starting from the 1990’s, Adrien Dembélé has been an independent watchmaker, himself coming from a Swiss watch-making and maintenance family. He is the founder of an organization, which has the top watch-makers and professors from top watch colleges in the world for watch appraisal, focusing on making, remolding and maintaining watches. The organization’s name, AD, comes from the initials of the founder Adrien Dembélé (AD). As the predecessor of the IWAMC, AD focused on a watch’s craft, and is not merely concerned with material gain. However, this non-commercial and non-profit thinking brought AD to a higher level in craft and appraisal, and became the most popular watch appraisal organization for all the Swiss watch studios until found by the merchant prince in the industry.
Accumulation makes professionalism
As the world’s most well-known free port, Hong Kong has top brands from all over the world, and is also a freeport for Asian top watch brands’ trading and communication. Hong Kong businessmen and luxury collector Charles Choi brought AD to Hong Kong and built it as the most professional appraisal management center standard, by recruiting professional employees from the luxury watch industry, convening the senior practitioners to provide academic and technical advice. In 2018, the INTERNATIONAL WATCH APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT CENTER, IWAMC was established in Hong Kong，combining luxury watches‘ appraisal, maintenance, and also providing the training for appraisal.
IWAMC offers appraisal certificates across three areas: watch movement, parts and material.
Today, IWAMC is choosing authorized organizations in a global range according to international standards. At the same time, IWAMC started consulting as a way to cooperate with top international time-piece scholars and senior craft technical experts, to ensure the objectivity and accuracy of time-piece appraisal. IWAMC is becoming the model appraisal organization in top luxury watch trading market and collection industry.
Standardizing the time-piece market is central to IWAMC’s purpose, but luxury watches still need greater financial resources, stronger appreciation and more vision. IWAMC exists because of accumulated professionalism and experience. Its strives to protect luxury time-piece culture and intellectual property rights.