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Dur­ing the year of its 150th an­niver­sary, Swiss watch­maker IWC Schaffhausen in­au­gu­rated its new pro­duc­tion fa­cil­ity, the Man­u­fak­turzen­trum. Of­fi­cially un­veiled in Au­gust at an event at­tended by IWC brand am­bas­sadors in­clud­ing cy­clists Fabian Can­cel­lara and Patrick Se­abase, the fa­cil­ity en­ables the com­pany to pro­duce move­ment com­po­nents, man­u­fac­ture move­ments and cases un­der a sin­gle roof for the first time in its his­tory. Cov­er­ing a gi­gan­tic 145,000 square feet, the Man­u­fak­turzen­trum took 80 con­struc­tion com­pa­nies 21 months to build at a cost of 42 mil­lion Swiss francs ( about HK$ 330 mil­lion); some 1,500 dif­fer­ent com­po­nents are now made there.

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