THE STORY

In 1868, the American watchmaker and entrepreneur Florentine Ariosto Jones left Boston for Switzerland and founds the "International Watch Company" in Schaffhausen. His visionary dream is to combine modern American manufacturing technologies with the artisanal skills of Swiss watchmakers for making the best pocket timepieces of the time. In this way, he not only lays the foundation for the approach unique engineering of IWC, but also initiates the centralized production of mechanical watches in Switzerland.

In its 150-year history, IWC Schaffhausen has distinguished itself by being able to create complications functional, ingenious, robust and easy to use; in particular chronographs and calendars. Pioneer in the use of titanium and ceramic, IWC specializes in the production of technological cases made with cutting-edge materials, such as titanium aluminide and Ceratanium®. Privileging the principle "the form follows the function "with respect to aesthetics, the timeless creations of the Swiss manufacture embody the dreams and ambitions of the wearer.


In the new Manufakturzentrum, opened in 2018, IWC Schaffhausen brings together the watchmaking tradition artisanal with the most modern production methods and technologies. In the realization of the components and of the cases, the latest generation turning and milling stations guarantee maximum quality e precision. The assembly of the in-house movements, on the other hand, requires careful manual work. Only thanks to the expert hands of the watchmaker, the mechanical heart of the watch begins to beat.

IWC purchases materials responsibly and takes action to minimize the impact on the environment, creating inherently sustainable watches, built to last generation after generation. The company is proud to train its future watchmakers and engineers and to offer a working environment of excellence to all employees. IWC also collaborates with organizations that work for young people and children around the world.

The IWC Schaffhausen Collections

Collection, Model, Description.

PORTUGIESER
Chronograph

Automatic winding
46 hours of running autonomy
Steel case
Diameter 41.0 mm
Waterproofing 3 bar

PILOT'S WATCH
PILOT’S WATCH CHRONOGRAPH
EDITION «LE PETIT PRINCE»

Automatic winding
44 hours of running autonomy
Steel case
Diameter 43.0 mm
Waterproofing 6 bar

PORTOFINO
AUTOMATIC

Automatic winding
42 hours of running autonomy
Steel case
Diameter 40.0 mm
Waterproofing 3 bar

DA VINCI
CHRONOGRAPH

Automatic winding
68 hours of running autonomy
Steel case
Diameter 42.0 mm
Waterproofing 3 bar

AQUATIMER
AUTOMATIC

Automatic winding
42 hours of running autonomy
Diameter 42.0 mm
Steel case
Waterproofing 30 bar

INGENIEUR
CHRONOGRAPH

Automatic winding
46 hours of running autonomy
Steel case
Diameter 42.3 mm
Waterproofing 12 bar

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