The AQC is a Swiss-based international Association of leather bracelets manufacturers for the Watch Industry.
AQC stands in French for « Association pour l’Assurance Qualité des Fabricants de Bracelets Cuir », Association for Quality Assurance of Leather Bracelets Manufacturers.
The Association has been officially established in June 2014 by the five main leather bracelet manufacturers. Its Members represent more than 80% of the premium worldwide production.
The AQC was created to provide an additional service to all value chain Stakeholders, especially Watch Brands and Tanners, by allowing to meet the requirements of traceability and conformity of materials used in the manufacture of leather bracelets.
AQC is also an open Association, which means that all actors involved in the leather bracelet value chain can participate in AQC meetings and develop the standards applicable within the profession in a "win-win" logic.
The AQC acts in favor of sustainable development by engaging the entire supply chain of leather bracelets.