IWC Schaffhausen

With its passion for innovation and technical inventiveness, IWCSchaffhausen has established an international reputation. Since 1868, the Swiss watch manufacturers have been creating masterpieces of haute horology that combine precision engineering with exclusive design. The IWC philosophy, which is based on a passion for watchmaking is, “to preserve untiring enterprise and perfect crafsmanship.”

The Pinnacle of Innovation

IWC’s watch families can attest to the innovation and expertise of the engineers in Schaffhausen: from robust watches for everyday use to professional sports watches to the complexities of Haute Horlogerie.


The foundations of watch manufacture in Schaffhausen were laid by an American, Florentine Ariosto Jones in 1868. We are greatly indebted to his pioneering spirit and innovative approach to engineering, design and the art of making beautiful watches. The product families characteristic of IWC appeal to a variety of temperaments and passions. Each family represents a different theme. These themes are rich and evocative expressions of the IWC Schaffhausen universe and are the inspiration for our partnerships, events, exclusive brand experiences and unique projects.