Characteristics of IWC SchaffhausenIWC Schaffhausen is an innovator and legacy brand in watchmaking. Founded by Florentine Ariosto in 1868, IWC employed premier Swiss watchmakers and fused their artistry with innovative technologies and hydropower sourced from the nearby River Rhine to produce some of the most precise movements in the world. IWC’s claim to fame began with its very first movement, the ingenious Jones calibre and continues with a range of classy and elegant designs. IWC’s mechanical timepieces are handcrafted in their workshops with painstaking detail and precision to fit comfortably on your wrist and keep you looking stylish for any occasion.
Popular IWC Watch CollectionsIWC’s signature Pilot’s chronographs have a classic cockpit-instrument aesthetic and a larger-than-life conical crown for easy grip with pilot’s gloves, especially during rugged conditions. Matte black dials, glowing displays, and sleek numerals contribute to the collection’s simple and elegant look. IWC’s Portugieser collection includes a classic and renowned set of watches that combine a horologists’ favorite technical complications. Portugieser watches feature simple Arabic numerals, a railway-track-style chapter ring, and sleek feuille hands. Its iconic large pocket watch movement popularized in the 1930s continues with a fresher look and unrivaled accuracy.
Revel in a master class of design in diver’s watches with IWC’s Aquitimer collection. IWC has over 50 years perfecting the professional diver’s watch meant for deep-sea exploration. IWC’s patented bracelet quick-change system allows the wearer to easily change from steel to rubber bracelet and back again. A deep seal and two-color luminescent coating allow divers to keep time underwater. IWC’s Portofino collection evokes simplicity, elegance, and passion. The Portofino collection is for men and women and has a relaxed feel and pure designs. Slim feuille hands, a large case, and a detailed back engraving combine for a timeless look.