This is watchmaking history, painfully – and lovingly – documented, detailed and ready to be retrieved.
Caring for these precious documents and items are the daily duties of IWC’s three-person museum team: Corinne Landolt, Sonia Jiménez and museum curator, Dr. David Seyffer. Together the team has 32 years of experience.
“What’s in this room is what led me to IWC,” says Seyffer. “When it came time to do my doctoral thesis, I wanted to examine the history of technology and I figured watchmaking would be an interesting subject to tackle.
“I contacted IWC and asked if I could have access to the historical records. They said ‘yes’ and that’s how I started here.”