A Guide To: IWC Schaffhausen Watches

Established in 1868, IWC Schaffhausen has specialised in premium Swiss watches. This watch manufacturer combines precision engineering with exclusive design, and its timepieces are identifiable by their classic shape and superior material. The brand holds a unique position amongst original horologist.

IWC’s history dates back to 1868 and was established by the American watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones. He established “International Watch Company” (IWC) in the small Swiss city of Schaffhausen – hence the brand’s name – IWC Schaffhausen. The official name  of the brand is “IWC Schaffhausen”, but the brand can also be referred to as “IWC” or “Schaffhausen”. These names are, and indeed can be used interchangeably.

Having founded the watch company in 1868, Ariosto achieved his vision by bringing together progressive American production techniques and the skilled craftsmanship of Swiss watchmakers, in order to create world-class timepieces that are of the highest standard, both aesthetically and functionally.

Are you interested in buying a luxury watch from IWC ? They has been creating watches beloved by collectors and experts alike. If you want to buy a diver watch, you can think about IWC Aquatimer. In 1967, IWC developed and released its divers watches – the famous Aquatimer Collection. These watches are known to be accurate and reliable tool watches. The design is generally speaking quite traditional and conservative, and the dials are legible and functional.

If you are interested in pilot watches, you can opt for Mark X series. The watches in the Mark X series have an excellent reputation as pilot’s watches. The Mark 11, IWC’s most famous pilot’s watch, followed in 1948. Members of the Royal Air Force used the watch for 30 years. The purist aesthetics of these watches can be traced back to their functions; they’re designed to be used as cockpit instruments by pilots.

From 1868 until the present day, IWC continues to develop high-quality, technically demanding replica Swiss watches out of Switzerland, releasing landmark complications throughout the years including the first titanium chronograph, titanium dive watch and a Porsche Design collaboration. As magnificent bastards, our wrists are calling for the IWC Destriero Snafusa Ruckseite for classical elegance and peculiar design. For secondary favourites, the 2017 Da Vinci collection sports a simple, yet timeless throwback design from the 80s.