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

An American watchmaking pioneer, 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.

We feel strongly committed to this heritage for almost 150 years. Our mechanical timepieces are handcrafted in our workshops with meticulous attention to detail. Our six watch families combine precision engineering with extraordinary and timeless design – bringing finest technology and unique emotions to your wrist.

I hope you will enjoy your journey through the universe of IWC.

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—Christoph Grainger-Herr, 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.