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In 1868, Florentine Ariosto Jones from Boston founded the International Watch Company in Schaffhausen. The American watchmaker combined modern production methods from his native country with Swiss craftsmanship to produce beautifully finished luxury pocket watches. At the age of 27, he not only developed IWC’s typical engineering approach, but also introduced the centralized production of mechanical watches in Switzerland.

 

Over the past 150 years, IWC has made a name for itself worldwide with functional and user-friendly complications, such as chronographs and calendars. The company was a pioneer in the processing of titanium and ceramics and today specializes in robust watch cases made of technical materials, such as titanium aluminide or Ceratanium®. Designed according to the principle of “form follows function”, the timelessly beautiful creations of the Schaffhausen company represent the dreams and ambitions of their owners on their journey through life.

 

Watches from Schaffhausen are built to last for generations. The company values transparency, sources raw materials responsibly and minimizes the impact of its business on the environment. Together with partners, IWC is also committed to helping disadvantaged children and young people worldwide.

Manufakturzentrum Schaffhausen
Manufakturzentrum Schaffhausen

It is the latest chapter in a story that began 150 years ago. In August 2018, IWC officially opened its new manufacturing centre, a state-of-the-art 13,500-square-metre building built for the production of cases and movements, as well as for movement assembly, thus providing the company with space to further develop its in-house expertise and prepare for a future of technical innovation.

As a result, the brand renews its legendary pledge of quality “Probus Scafusia” – the Latin motto meaning “Craftsmanship made in Schaffhausen”. The new MY IWC programme allows the international warranty on your IWC watch to be extended from two to eight years. To do so, register your watch onmyiwc.iwc.com.

Aquatimer

In the current collection, the Aquatimer models gain further functionality thanks to the new outside/inside rotating ring. With in-house manufacture calibres, the digital perpetual calendar, a mechanical depth gauge and a sensational pressure resistance of 200 bar, the watchfamily reliably accompanies divers worldwide into the depths.

Portofino

In 1984, IWC presented a simple "pocket-watch-style wristwatch" based on a Lépine pocket watch, the "Portofino". The watch line now includes sophisticated timepieces with sophisticated complications and manufacture movements. Thanks to its classic dial, Roman numerals and feuille hands, the Portofino is considered an expression of understatement and good taste.

Ingenieur

The collection, completely revised in 2013, is based on FORMULA 1; the fabrics are inspired by the material repertoire of racing. Technical highlights are the constant force tourbillon, the instantaneous switch and the large digital display of the date and month. The Ingenieur models of 2017 are strongly inspired by the design of models from the 50s and 60s.

Wristwatches by IWC – the hardest part is choosing the most beautiful one.

Pilot’s Watch

In 1936 IWC produced the first watch for aviators. This was followed four years later by the Large Pilot's Watch. In 1948, the Mark 11 was delivered to the Royal Air Force, where it was in successful service for almost 40 years. The instrument look of these three watch icons still characterizes the appearance of classic pilot's watches.

Da Vinci

For almost 50 years, the Da Vinci collection has combined the inventiveness of IWC engineers with classic aesthetics. In its anniversary year, the family welcomes five new members.

Portugieser

The Portugieser line has established the popular large format for wristwatches in the watch industry. The complicated watch technology is still a flagship of Haute Horlogerie today. Watch connoisseurs all over the world value the striking size of the watches, as well as the reduced dial with the characteristic railway minutiae and Arabic numerals. IWC manufacture movements and sophisticated complications characterize the history and present of the watch family. The minute repeater, the rattrapante hand and the 7- or 8-day manufacture movement, for example, ensured delighted faces at the initial presentations.

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