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IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN

IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN

IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN VIEW FULL COLLECTION

Florentine Ariosto Jones founded the International Watch Company in Schaffhausen in 1868. Swiss watchmakers, modern technology and hydropower sourced from the nearby River Rhine were harnessed to manufacture watch movements of the highest possible quality.
PILOT'S WATCHES COLLECTION

PILOT'S WATCHES COLLECTION

ENGINEERED FOR AVIATORS IWC Pilot’s Watches introduced the cockpit-instrument look for classic pilot’s watches and enjoy global renown as precise timepieces with outstanding technology.

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PORTUGIESER COLLECTION

PORTUGIESER COLLECTION

ENGINEERED FOR NAVIGATORS The Portugieser is one of the oldest and best-known watches from IWC. No other watch family incorporates so many of the technical tours de force of haute horlogerie.

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PORTOFINO COLLECTION

PORTOFINO COLLECTION

ENGINEERED ELEGANCE For over 30 years, the classically elegant Portofino has captured the laid-back lifestyle of the Mediterranean and the very essence of understatement and good taste.

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DA VINCI COLLECTION

DA VINCI COLLECTION

ENGINEERED ENLIGHTENMENT The Da Vinci has kept abreast of the times throughout its almost 50-year history. The appeal of these watches lies in their elegant design and exquisite complications.

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INGENIEUR COLLECTION

INGENIEUR COLLECTION

ENGINEERED FOR SPEED Since 1955, the striking design of the Ingenieur has combined rugged sportiness with an undeniably technical appeal, and continues to do so to this day.

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AQUATIMER COLLECTION

AQUATIMER COLLECTION

ENGINEERED FOR THE SEA IWC has over 50 years’ experience in the development and production of professional diver’s watches – for those who love the challenge of exploring the ocean depths.

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IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN

BRAND PROFILE

A young American from Boston founded the International Watch Company in Schaffhausen, Switzerland in 1868, where the Rhine Falls provided the newly-discovered hydroelectric power to run the manufacture ever since. From its early reputation for extremely fine hand-crafted pocket watches, over the past 150 years IWC has pioneered the combination of engineering and watchmaking for human exploration of the air, land and sea, in addition to its innovations in fine watchmaking. 

IWC’s contributions to horology include:

  • The first mechanical digital display in the Pallweber (1884)
  • The first anti-magnetic pilot watches (1936)
  • The Portuguese high-precision wristwatch is launched (1939)
  • World’s first soft-iron inner case for anti-magnetism, Pilot’s Watch Mark 11 (1948)
  • The Pellaton pawl-winding automatic mechanism is patented 91950)
  • The Aquatimer with the first 200m water-resistance and inner-rotating bezel for divers (1967)
  • World’s first chronograph in titanium (1980)
  • World’s first 2000m diving watch, the Ocean 2000 (1982)
  • Da Vinci, world’s first chronograph perpetual calendar programmed for 500 years (1985)
  • Il Destriero Scafusia, world’s most complicated mechanical wristwatch (1993)The GST Deep One with mechanical depth gauge (1999)
  • The world’s first twin hemisphere moon phase display (2003)
  • The Portugieser Sidérale Scafusia with Sidereal time, Constant force Tourbillon and astronomical displays (2011)
  • The Pilot’s Watch Timezoner with time zones controlled by the bezel (2016)

Today, the manufacture is celebrated equally for its engineered exploration watches as much as for the quality and craftsmanship of its complicated masterpieces. The design and use of materials for each collection is distinctive.

IWC sustains its values of engineering, tradition, innovation, and aesthetics in each of its six collections: Pilots, Ingenieur, Aquatimer, Portugieser, Portofino, Da Vinci.

IWC Schaffhausen is available at our Watches of Switzerland Boutiques in Melbourne City, Melbourne Airport, Sydney and Perth. For enquiries contact 1800 808 135 or via enquiries@watchswiss.com . As an authorised IWC Service Centre, we provide an after sales service for the lifetime of your IWC watch.

 

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