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.