About IWC

—IWC’s historic headquarters in Schaffhausen

With its passion for innovation and technical inventiveness, IWC Schaffhausen has established an international reputation. Since 1868, the Swiss watch manufacturers have been creating masterpieces of haute horlogerie that combine precision engineering with exclusive design.

Baumgartenstrasse 15 CH-8201 Schaffhausen Switzerland

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Dear Visitor

Welcome to the digital home of IWC Schaffhausen. It is a great pleasure for us to introduce you to the world of watchmaking and our universe beyond. The foundations of watch manufacture in Schaffhausen were laid by an American, Florentine Ariosto Jones in 1868. We are greatly indebted to his pioneering spirit and innovative approach to engineering, design and the art of making beautiful watches. The product families characteristic of IWC appeal to a variety of temperaments and passions. Each family represents a different theme. These themes are rich and evocative expressions of the IWC Schaffhausen universe and are the inspiration for our partnerships, events, exclusive brand experiences and unique projects; all of which can be found throughout our website. Beyond the confines of our company, at IWC we aim for similar standards in our response to the environmental challenges of today, supporting landmark projects around the globe. We wish you an enjoyable journey through the IWC Schaffhausen cosmos and we look forward to your feedback. Your impressions are important to us.

Yours sincerely

Georges Signature

—Georges Kern, CEO IWC Schaffhausen

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Inside IWC

Our Story

American Pioneering meets swiss tradition

As a premium brand in the international luxury watch segment, IWC has committed itself to the manufacture of top-quality products in haute horlogerie.


Leader in watchmaking

From development to testing, assembly and service, IWC watches endure a long, hard road from prototype to finished product.

IWC History

IWC Chronology

Learn about IWC Schaffhausen’s many years of quality and craftsmanship.

IWC Museum

Journey back in time

A visit to the company’s premises in Schaffhausen has long been an unforgettable and defining experience.

Corporate Social Responsibility


IWC Schaffhausen takes its commitment to the environment and climate neutrality seriously.


Our philosophy

IWC Schaffhausen embraces ecological responsibility and social commitment.