Iconic and enduring, IWC watches are design classics that stand the test of time. Known for outstanding craftsmanship and understated design, IWC (International Watch Company) was founded in 1868 in Schaffhausen by a young American named Florentine Ariosto Jones. Florentine’s spirit and passion for watchmaking remains central to the brand to this day.
The individual ranges of IWC watches are so distinctive, they have become famous in themselves. IWC designs have become incredibly well known thanks to their unique and distinguished designs. The original classic IWC Big Pilot has generated significant popularity. Just as iconic is the IWC Portuguese range of watches, which combines timeless elegance with maximum precision. The innovative Aquatimer diving watch, released in the 1960s, was immediately recognised as the leading professional timing instrument for divers. This began a long commitment to marine life, with further innovations and an enduring partnership with the Charles Darwin Foundation in the Galapagos Islands.