AWI was founded in 2001 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Hratch Kaprielian who had a goal to establish development, manufacturing and assembly of high-quality watches in his fatherland Armenia. The company has played a crucial role in the development of horology in the Republic of Armenia, and the AWI brand managed to become a guarantee of continuity, durability and trustworthiness.
With over 2000 square metres of surface spread over five floors, the AWI Manufactory, located in the heart of Yerevan, Armenia, houses watch manufacturing activities from design and development to parts production, assembly and quality control.
The Manufactory team consists of specialized watchmakers and engineers, whose knowledge and skills are the company’s paramount asset.
Machines and tools of the latest generation are used throughout all operations of manufacturing, assembly and testing. Cutting-edge computer aided design software is used to assist in the development and prototyping processes.
After passing strict examinations of precision, the most reliable movements from Swiss and Japanese leading manufacturers are placed in AWI watches.
Each AWI timepiece is designed and manufactured to meet the highest of standards. During all stages of creation, our priority is ensuring that the wearers of AWI watches are fully satisfied with their choice.
In 2021, AWI is marking its 20th anniversary by celebrating the values that have forged the brand’s identity: high quality, exquisite looks, continuous investments in innovation and yet reasonable prices.