IWC company, the full name of which is International Watch Co Schaffhausen, was founded not by a renowned Swiss master, who worked to improve his image in the small workshop, but a young American from Boston, who wished to transform the watch business into assembly line production. Its history IWC began in the Swiss town Schaffhausen, where a successful engineer and watch master Florentine Ariosto Jones moved. He was rather an influential person in one of the leading watch companies on his motherland and looking at perspective he decided to try his fortune in Switzerland, which was famous all over world with its accurate watches.
Having moved to the town Florentine Jones actively begins to look for a suitable manufacture for mass production of watches, but he faces the fact that at that time watchmakers were working only in their small workshops, gathered watches by hand and by order. In this situation the spirit of innovation visits Jones – he decides to combine innovative engineer solutions popular in the USA with the traditions of Swiss watch masters and build huge watch manufactures similar to factories.
Soon elated by his ideas Jones meets a local craftsman Heinrich Moser, who becomes his partner in the development of business that made him famous around the world. The first reference about IWC company dates back to 1868, which is considered to be the year of International Watch Co foundation. Mr. Jones finds all the capacities necessary for the start of work of huge manufacture on the territory of the town and almost immediately starts to produce an enormous number of watches and then provides the American market with them. That is why more people had an opportunity to buy genuine IWC watches for the price with the discount. The watches are equipped with “Jones’s calibers”, which made the great engineer and businessman famous around the world.
With the flow of time, when many watch magnates were collapsing and went into oblivion, original IWC wrist watches have always been flourishing, as they put emphasis on accurate and quality mechanics.
In 1936 the brand entered the aviation niche successfully. It has immediately suggested pilots such a product as Special Pilot’s Watch, which had an anti-magnetic mechanism of descent and possibility to register the time of flight. In 1967 in view of diving popularity the company creates Aquatimer watch. In 1985 the brand releases his first watch model equipped with the eternal calendar. The years were passing and the company has received popularity all over the world due to unexpected and innovative solutions of the creativity center, incredibly perspective ideas and technical perfection of its products in correspondence with the development of science and technique.
Within the time of its existence the IWC manufacture released a variety of collections. The most popular ones are Portuguese Watches – highly accurate watches with a big and massive dial, which were created by request of two Portuguese, who wished to buy authentic IWC watches for an affordable price, which are highly competitive with the best chronometers of the 30s of the last century. Portofino collection implements style and taste, which confirmed “a sweet life” of their owner. The watches from this line serve as the implementation of stability, they are worn to the most signed events. Aquatimer Deep Two Collection was created in 1967 and is positioned as a line, the models of which are capable of enduring deep immersions. You can buy luxurious IWC watches with shipping and warranty from this collection in our online watch shop. Chronometers released as a part of Ingenieur Collection are a guarantee of reliability and high accuracy, the watches from this collection are equipped with oscillation mechanism and are capable to work incessantly in the most aggressive environment. And one of the most popular lines is called Top Gun Series, the watches from this collection have antimagnetic escapement mechanism, very resistant glass and are provided with stylish design corresponding with the modern trends of Haute Horlogerie.