A Journey through Horology
Our story harks back to the modest beginnings of our family enterprise, where we honor the foundations of horology while embracing the contemporary demands, tools, and benchmarks of the industry.
Our vision was to establish a local service center, welcoming walk-in customers with warm smiles, all while elevating the standards of the watch industry. Drawing from our experiences at prestigious brands like IWC and Audemars Piguet, we’ve armed ourselves with cutting-edge tools and equipment, but we also carry the essence of a tight-knit family business.
Our services not only assure our customers but build trust-based relationships. Whether you step into our on-site location or speak with us over the phone, you’ll feel confident that you’re in expert hands – quite literally, as this craft demands skilled hands!
My fascination with horology began in my grandfather’s Sri Lankan workshop, where I was forbidden to touch but always curious. My family relocated to Dubai because of prevailing circumstances, where my father worked with Rado until 1998. Then, after a move to the United States and working with Tourneau and Mayors, my father joined ‘It’s About Time’, where he then purchased the business, and I was able to rekindle my passion for horology.
It wasn’t until 2012 that my profound interest in watchmaking truly ignited, leading me to enroll in the Nicolas G Hayek Watchmaking School. Graduating at the top of my class in 2014 with the 3000-hour WOSTEP Watchmaking program, my professional journey commenced at Richemont, with spells at IWC, Panerai, and JLC. Five years later, I embarked on a new chapter at the prestigious Audemars Piguet, where I honed my skills for another five years.
My family’s business was the catalyst for my watchmaking career, making it fitting for me to return and carry forward the family legacy.
Here at IAT, we take immense pride in our craft. We only tackle projects we’re fully equipped to handle, and such situations are exceedingly rare. With years of experience and expertise, we guide our customers down the right horological path.