A combination of American style and Swiss technology. Florentine Ariosto Jones, an American from Boston, rented his first factory in Schaffhausen, Switzerland in 1869. Florentine Ariosto Jones had set a goal to combine the American system of mechanism with the detailed work of the Swiss.
The IWC factory was the only watch factory in East Switzerland even until this day. Ferdinand Porsche worked for IWC as an external designer for the watches and he was the one who introduced the idea of using titanium to manufacture watches. IWC was the first watch company to use titanium to manufacture a watch.
IWC has been committed to its tradition of excellence for more than 150 years. The mechanical timepieces are handcrafted in their workshops with meticulous attention to detail. The six watch families combine precision engineering with extraordinary and timeless design and ethically sourced materials, bringing the finest technology and unparalleled elegance to your wrist.
International Watch Company of Schaffhausen (IWC) is known for models like the Big Pilot, Portugieser, Portofino, Da Vinci, Ingenier and Aquatimer. They make complications like Annual Calendar, Split Second Chronograph, Perpetual Calendar, Moonphase and high Power Reserve movements. Also for the collaboration with Laureus Sports for Good, Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team, The Silver Spitfire's Round-The-World Flight, The Foundation Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Solaris Yachts, The Cousteau Society.