IWC Schaffhausen Watches
As one of the world's leading brands in the luxury watch segment, IWC crafts masterpieces of haute horlogerie at their finest, combining supreme precision with exclusive design. IWC’s highly-skilled watchmakers have created features and sophisticated complications such as the perpetual calendar, fully-integrated chronograph and minute repeater, making their timepieces beautiful, yet innovative.
The brainchild of Boston watchmaker, Ariosto Jones, IWC Schaffhausen is an international watch company that is renowned for crafting luxurious men’s and ladies’ timepieces, proving style and functionality can work together with effortless ease.
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“IWC has been a firm favourite among watch enthusiasts of all ages and tastes. One of the brand's latest collection features a host of contemporary yet refined new takes on the brand’s most iconic design: the IWC Portugieser. At the beating heart of the collection is five in-house automatic movements – all with an extended eight-year warranty.”
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About IWC Schaffhausen
The brainchild of Boston watchmaker, Ariosto Jones, IWC Schaffhausen as its name suggests is an international watch company that is renowned for crafting luxurious timepieces that prove style and functionality can work together with effortless ease. Having founded the watch company in 1868, Ariosto achieved his vision by bringing together progressive American production techniques and the skilled craftsmanship of Swiss watchmakers, in order to create world-class timepieces that are of the highest standard, both aesthetically and functionally. Today, IWC Schaffhausen has gained an international reputation based on a passion for providing exquisite timepieces that embrace the very latest timekeeping innovations and styling. As a result, IWC Schaffhausen is now one of the world's leading brands with a reputation for creating watches that combine supreme precision and exclusive design.
IWC's performance focused collections include Pilot's Watches, Portugieser, Ingenieur, Aquatimer, Da Vinci and Portofino - all celebrate the brand's passion and commitment to pushing the boundaries of conventional design. From everyday timepieces through to watches that reflect the complexities of haute horlogerie, IWC watches will open your eyes to extraordinary timekeeping that never fails to turn heads, no matter what the occasion.
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THE HISTORY OF IWC WATCHES
Having founded the International Watch Company in Schaffhausen in 1868, Ariosto achieved his vision by bringing together progressive American production techniques and the skilled craftsmanship of Swiss watchmakers. When Ernst Jakob Homberger later took over, two iconic IWC collections were established: Pilot’s Watches and the Portugieser.
During the 1970s and 1980s, with Quartz taking over watch production, the company began utilising different materials in their IWC watches. This resulted in the creation of world-class men’s and ladies’ timepieces that are of the highest standard, both aesthetically and functionally.
IWC WATCHES IN THE PRESENT DAY
The pioneering spirit of IWC continues to this day with the company being the industry’s pioneers of environmental protection and sustainability. IWC is also a partner with Tottenham Hotspur, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, Airspeeder and Laureus Sport for Good. It is the only watch company officially licensed to work on US Navy watches.
These impressive partnerships show IWC’s commitment to engineering, teamwork and innovation and it’s these qualities that have influenced its performance-focused collections since the beginning.
IWC’s PERFORMANCE-FOCUSED COLLECTIONS
IWC watches are celebrated for their pioneering timekeeping accuracy across land, sea and air. These collections include Pilot Watches and chronographs, the high-precision Portugieser, Ingenieur, Aquatimer, Da Vinci and Portofino and all celebrate the brand's passion and commitment to pushing the boundaries of conventional design.
From everyday timepieces to watches that reflect the complexities of haute horlogerie, IWC men’s and ladies’ watches will open your eyes to extraordinary timekeeping that never fails to turn heads, no matter what the occasion. We have a stunning selection of IWC watches for sale across their elegant collections.
WHY CHOOSE AN IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN WATCH?
Choosing a luxury, precise chronograph from IWC gives the wearer style, functionality and practicality all in one. Perfect for sporting performance on land, sea and in the air, an IWC watch also creates a statement of elegance and sophistication.
Aesthetically pleasing and a symbol of traditional, highly skilled watchmaking, IWC’s chronographs feature their originally designed complications. Not only does the owner enjoy precision time and date-keeping, they wear an individually crafted work of art on their wrist.
An IWC watch is expertly built to last and can be passed down the family for generations. IWC’s commitment to longevity is also recognised in its dedication to sustainability. Through sourcing, trusted supply chains and design innovations, the company seek to manage their impact on our environment. With such an impressive collection for sale, any discerning watch lover is sure to find a men’s or ladies’ IWC Schaffhausen watch that’s perfect for them.
CARING FOR YOUR IWC SCHAFFHUASEN WATCH
Your IWC watch takes little looking after, but there are some important tips when it comes to caring for your new timepiece.
- WINDING YOUR IWC WATCH
When winding up your watch, remember to take it off. For a traditional IWC classic model, simply turn 20-30 times in a clockwise direction.
For a sports watch, turn anti-clockwise for a few rotations first to unscrew the crown, before completing the step above.
- Setting the Date
Setting the date on your chronograph is fairly straightforward. Rotate the crown three times in an anti-clockwise rotation, this enables you to scroll through the days. But don’t try and change it between 9pm and 3am as this will interfere with the mechanisms.
- Cleaning your watch
To clean your new IWC wristwatch, simply use a microfibre cloth and a little water, if you wish, carefully avoiding the strap. Do not use soap as this could interfere with the mechanisms inside if any debris is collected underneath.
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