IWC timepieces are handcrafted with meticulous attention to detail. Each collection combines precision engineering with timeless design and ethically sourced materials, bringing the finest technology and elegance to your wrist.
An American watchmaking pioneer named Florentine Ariosto Jones founded the International Watch Company in Schaffhausen in 1868. He drew on the help of eminently qualified Swiss watchmakers, modern technology and hydropower sourced from the nearby River Rhine to manufacture watch movements of the highest possible quality. IWC have been committed to our tradition of excellence for more than 150 years. Their mechanical timepieces are handcrafted with meticulous attention to detail. The six IWC watch families combine precision engineering with extraordinary and timeless design and ethically sourced materials, bringing the finest technology and unparalleled elegance to your wrist.
My IWC: Introducing the Next Level of Client Care
For more than 150 years, IWC Schaffhausen have been proudly engineering their mechanical timepieces in the spirit of their founder, F.A. Jones, who combined the best craftsmanship and technology to make pocket watches that last generations. Register now and become a member of My IWC and benefit from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty.All IWC Schaffhausen timepieces still under the 2 year International Limited Warranty are eligible for the warranty extension. Click here to register your IWC Schaffhausen timepiece. As a member, you will also receive useful tips on how to care for your watch, and always be the first to get important news from IWC Schaffhausen. To find out more about the IWC warranty, click here.
IWC Schaffhausen unveiled the first Special Pilot’s Watch in 1936. The Big Pilot’s Watch followed 4 years later and was the ultimate deck watch. In 1948, the Schaffhausen watch manufacturer supplied the Mark 11 to British Royal Air Force, where it remained in service for almost 40 years. The cockpit-instrument look of these three iconic watches inspires the design of classic pilot’s watches to this day. The IWC Pilot’s Watch family is divided up into five distinct lines. The classic Pilot’s Watches are instantly recognisable thanks to their black-and-white dials and the triangular index at “12 o’clock”. The shimmering metallic dial on each Spitfire watch is reminiscent of the fuselage of their legendary namesake. Watches in the TOP GUN collection feature a classic dial and a black ceramic case with push-buttons and a crown made from titanium, while the TOP GUN Miramar line sports authentic military-style design cues. The “Antoine de Saint Exupéry” and “Le Petit Prince” special editions pay tribute to the life and work of the French author and pilot.
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