A propos de IWC
In the beginning: a pioneering spirit
Florentine Ariosto Jones, a watchmaker in Boston, moved to Schaffhausen to realize a crazy dream: to create a manufacture that combined the latest production techniques from the United States with Swiss craftsmanship. He thus founded the International Watch Co. in 1868 and established a reputation for excellence: from the very beginning, the brand unveiled the Jones caliber movement.
As early as 1885, the manufacture offers pocket watches with digital display: the Pallweber constitute a small revolution. In 1936, a creation dedicated solely to pilots was released: the Mark IX. In 1938, IWC gave birth to the Portuguese with an original automatic movement. In 1955, the first automatic wristwatch with an internal case went into production, the Ingénieur model. In 1978, the 20-year collaboration between IWC and the designer F.A. Porsche began, marked by the release of the first compass watch. In 1990, the first watch in the Grande Complication range with perpetual calendar, chronograph and minute repeater mechanism was released.