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IWC Schaffhausen Watches

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IWC Watches attest to the innovation of the engineers in Schaffhausen through four generations and embrace the broad range of the company’s watchmaking expertise: from robust watches for everyday use to professional sports watches and the complexities of Haute Horlogerie at its finest. We look forward to helping you discover the IWC collection.

In 1868, American watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones founded the “International Watch Co.” in Schaffhausen, far from the watchmaking centres of French-speaking Switzerland. His plan was to combine advanced American production technologies with the skilled craftsmanship for which Swiss watchmakers were famous. In Schaffhausen, he found ideal conditions: modern factory premises, a hydropower plant driven by the Rhine to run the machines and, equally important, a centuries-old horological tradition. The company’s reputation was established from the start with its first movement, the eponymous Jones calibre. The end of the 19th century saw the appearance of IWC’s first wristwatches featuring the 64-calibre pocket watch movement.

F.A. Jones rented his first factory premises in the Moser Industrial Complex. Soon afterwards, the company leased additional space in the Oberhaus, one of Schaffhausen’s oldest buildings. In 1874/75, a new IWC factory – and the company’s headquarters to this day – was built at the Baumgarten, directly adjacent to the banks of the Rhine. Headquarters were expanded in 2005 and 2008 with the addition of the East and West Wings. At IWC Schaffhausen, precision engineering is combined with exclusive design to produce finely crafted watches that will last for generations. Our product is inherently sustainable, and we take care to make our watches responsibly. In this, we do our part to work towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, in particular “Responsible Consumption and Production’ and ‘Decent Work and Economic Growth”.


    The first IWC Pilot’s Watch was produced in the mid-1930s for civil aviation purposes. Perhaps the most iconic Pilot’s watches ever made, the ultra legible design and functionality has remain true for decades.

    At the end of the 1930s, IWC built at the request of two Portuguese merchants, a large wristwatch with the precision of a pocket watch. Today, the original, clearly organized dial with its simple design remains an unrivalled style icon.

    With its Portofino range of watches, IWC resumed its tradition of the classic, functional round cases. The collection takes its inspiration from the discreet and refined luxury of its namesake, subtly exuding elegance and charm.

    With the explosion of diving watches in the 1960’s, IWC reacts to this development with the launch of its first diver’s watch, the “Aquatimer.” Bold, striking and distinctive in both style and function, the Aquatimer continues to remain the true sports

    The first IWC Da Vinci watch was a landmark piece in terms of its movement technology. Equipped with the first Swiss-made quartz movement - which had been jointly developed by several renowned Swiss watch manufacturers - it measured time ten times more