Florentine Ariosto Jones, an American engineer and watchmaker brought his pioneering spirit brought to Schaffhausen in 1868. The International Watch Co (IWC) Swiss watch manufactory has been setting standards in technological development and highly complicated precision watchmaking creating masterpieces of haute horlogerie that combine precision engineering with exclusive design.
The “Engineers of fine watchmaking” produce men’s watches. Intelligent designs in a timelessly classical style. Timepieces with refined details, which are distinguished by their superb user friendliness. As an engineer among watchmakers, IWC also manufactures its own cases, and as a watchmaker it is keen to ensure that its craft traditions are handed down continuously. IWC has always trained apprentices, ever since the company was founded, and today 20 young talents are completing their four-year training as horloger complet (all-round watchmaker). This sense of continuity also distinguishes the factory from all others in the industry.
With its passion for innovation and technical inventiveness, IWC Schaffhausen has established an international reputation. Its motto, Probus Scafusia meaning “good, solid craftsmanship from Schaffhausen“, expresses the good and solid craftsmanship of Schaffhausen and remains true to the IWC promise.
IWC Shauffhausen is part of the Compagnie Financière Richemont SA- the ultimate holding Company for some of the world’s leading luxury goods companies – its Maisons – encompassing jewellery, watches, premium accessories and other luxury products. The company’s brand portfolio includes: Alfred Dunhill, Azzedine Alaia, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Chloé, IWC, Jaeger- LeCoultre, Lancel, Lange & Söhne, Montblanc, NET-A-PORTER.COM, Officine Panerai, Peter Millar, Piaget, Purdey, Roger Dubuis, Shanghai Tang, Vacheron Constantin and Van Cleef & Arpels.