IWC Watches

Swiss watch brand IWC Schaffhausen has the unique history of being founded by an American in 1868. Florentine Ariosto Jones of Boston sailed to Switzerland to find a place to produce the watches of his dreams. He established the first true production facility for watchmaking, harnessing the power of the Rhine River. Today, IWC is owned by the Richemont Group and is known for its complications, pilot’s watches, Aquatimer dive watches, and the beloved Portugieser and Portofino collections.

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IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph 41
Reference number: IW388113
IWC
Pilot's Watch Chronograph 41
9,740 USD
IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph 41
Reference number: IW388111
IWC
Pilot's Watch Chronograph 41
8,640 USD
IWC Portofino Perpetual Calendar
Reference number: IW344602
IWC
Portofino Perpetual Calendar
37,190 USD
IWC Portofino Perpetual Calendar
Reference number: IW344601
IWC
Portofino Perpetual Calendar
26,250 USD
IWC Portugieser Automatic 40 Edition "Chinese New Year"
Reference number: IW358315
IWC
Portugieser Automatic 40 Edition "Chinese New Year"
8,450 USD
IWC Pilot's Watch Mark XX
Reference number: IW328206
IWC
Pilot's Watch Mark XX
7,000 USD
IWC Pilot's Watch Mark XX
Reference number: IW328205
IWC
Pilot's Watch Mark XX
5,910 USD
IWC Pilot's Watch Mark XX
Reference number: IW328204
IWC
Pilot's Watch Mark XX
7,000 USD
IWC Pilot's Watch Mark XX
Reference number: IW328203
IWC
Pilot's Watch Mark XX
5,910 USD
IWC Pilot's Watch Mark XX
Reference number: IW328201
IWC
Pilot's Watch Mark XX
5,910 USD
IWC Pilot's Watch Mark XX
Reference number: IW328202
IWC
Pilot's Watch Mark XX
7,000 USD
IWC Portofino Automatic 37
Reference number: IW458601
IWC
Portofino Automatic 37
6,670 USD
IWC Portofino Automatic 37
Reference number: IW458602
IWC
Portofino Automatic 37
7,770 USD
IWC Portofino Automatic 37
Reference number: IW458603
IWC
Portofino Automatic 37
6,670 USD
IWC Portofino Automatic 37
Reference number: IW658601
IWC
Portofino Automatic 37
12,360 USD
IWC Portofino Automatic 37
Reference number: IW458606
IWC
Portofino Automatic 37
14,880 USD
IWC Portofino Automatic 37
Reference number: IW658603
IWC
Portofino Automatic 37
20,780 USD
IWC Portofino Automatic Moon Phase 37
Reference number: IW659601
IWC
Portofino Automatic Moon Phase 37
15,100 USD
IWC Portofino Automatic Moon Phase 37
Reference number: IW659602
IWC
Portofino Automatic Moon Phase 37
24,610 USD
IWC Portofino Automatic Moon Phase 37
Reference number: IW459601
IWC
Portofino Automatic Moon Phase 37
9,850 USD
IWC Portofino Automatic 34
Reference number: IW357411
IWC
Portofino Automatic 34
5,800 USD
IWC Portofino Automatic 34
Reference number: IW357412
IWC
Portofino Automatic 34
5,800 USD
IWC Portofino Automatic 34
Reference number: IW357413
IWC
Portofino Automatic 34
6,890 USD
IWC Portofino Automatic 34
Reference number: IW657601
IWC
Portofino Automatic 34
11,920 USD
IWC Portofino Automatic 34
Reference number: IW357415
IWC
Portofino Automatic 34
14,330 USD
IWC Portofino Automatic 34
Reference number: IW357414
IWC
Portofino Automatic 34
14,330 USD
IWC Portofino Automatic Day & Night 34
Reference number: IW659802
IWC
Portofino Automatic Day & Night 34
22,100 USD
IWC Portofino Automatic Day & Night 34
Reference number: IW459801
IWC
Portofino Automatic Day & Night 34
7,550 USD
IWC Portofino Automatic Day & Night 34
Reference number: IW659801
IWC
Portofino Automatic Day & Night 34
12,580 USD
IWC Portofino Chronograph 39
Reference number: IW391502
IWC
Portofino Chronograph 39
7,770 USD
IWC Portugieser Chronograph
Reference number: IW371620
IWC
Portugieser Chronograph
9,740 USD
IWC Portugieser Automatic
Reference number: IW500715
IWC
Portugieser Automatic
14,000 USD
IWC Big Pilot's Watch 43
Reference number: IW329306
IWC
Big Pilot's Watch 43
10,060 USD
IWC Portugieser Automatic 40
Reference number: IW358310
IWC
Portugieser Automatic 40
8,200 USD
IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar 42
Reference number: IW344207
IWC
Portugieser Perpetual Calendar 42
25,160 USD
IWC Big Pilot's Watch Annual Calendar Edition "Le Petit Prince"
Reference number: IW502710
IWC
Big Pilot's Watch Annual Calendar Edition "Le Petit Prince"
25,050 USD
IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph 41 Bronze
Reference number: IW388109
IWC
Pilot's Watch Chronograph 41 Bronze
9,300 USD
IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph 41 Edition "Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team"
Reference number: IW388108
IWC
Pilot's Watch Chronograph 41 Edition "Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team"
8,860 USD
IWC Portofino Chronograph 39 "Laureus Sport for Good"
Reference number: IW391408
IWC
Portofino Chronograph 39 "Laureus Sport for Good"
7,220 USD
IWC Big Pilot's Watch 43 Top Gun
Reference number: IW329801
IWC
Big Pilot's Watch 43 Top Gun
11,810 USD
IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph 41 Top Gun Edition Ceratanium
Reference number: IW388106
IWC
Pilot's Watch Chronograph 41 Top Gun Edition Ceratanium
14,220 USD
IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition "Lake Tahoe"
Reference number: IW389105
IWC
Pilot's Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition "Lake Tahoe"
12,030 USD
IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition "Woodland"
Reference number: IW389106
IWC
Pilot's Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition "Woodland"
12,030 USD
IWC Big Pilot's Watch 43 Spitfire
Reference number: IW329702
IWC
Big Pilot's Watch 43 Spitfire
11,160 USD
IWC Big Pilot's Watch 43 Spitfire
Reference number: IW329701
IWC
Big Pilot's Watch 43 Spitfire
10,720 USD
IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner TOP GUN Ceratanium
Reference number: IW395505
IWC
Pilot’s Watch Timezoner TOP GUN Ceratanium
19,690 USD
IWC Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar Top Gun Ceratanium
Reference number: IW503604
IWC
Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar Top Gun Ceratanium
60,160 USD
IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph Edition "Royal Maces"
Reference number: IW389107
IWC
Pilot's Watch Chronograph Edition "Royal Maces"
13,020 USD
IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph Edition "Blue Angels®”
Reference number: IW389109
IWC
Pilot's Watch Chronograph Edition "Blue Angels®”
13,020 USD
IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph Edition "Tophatters"
Reference number: IW389108
IWC
Pilot's Watch Chronograph Edition "Tophatters"
13,020 USD
IWC Portofino Chronograph
Reference number: IW391037
IWC
Portofino Chronograph
7,550 USD
IWC Portofino Chronograph 39
Reference number: IW391405
IWC
Portofino Chronograph 39
7,220 USD
IWC Portofino Chronograph 39
Reference number: IW391406
IWC
Portofino Chronograph 39
7,220 USD
IWC Portofino Chronograph 39
Reference number: IW391404
IWC
Portofino Chronograph 39
7,220 USD
IWC Portofino Chronograph 39
Reference number: IW391407
IWC
Portofino Chronograph 39
7,220 USD
IWC Portugieser Hand-Wound Tourbillon
Reference number: IW545801
IWC
Portugieser Hand-Wound Tourbillon
73,290 USD
IWC Portofino Automatic
Reference number: IW356527
IWC
Portofino Automatic
5,580 USD
IWC Portugieser Automatic 40
Reference number: IW358312
IWC
Portugieser Automatic 40
9,300 USD
IWC Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Edition "Le Petit Prince"
Reference number: IW504803
IWC
Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Edition "Le Petit Prince"
131,260 USD
IWC Pilot's Watch Mark XVIII Top Gun Edition "SFTI"
Reference number: IW324712
IWC
Pilot's Watch Mark XVIII Top Gun Edition "SFTI"
6,560 USD
IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph
Reference number: IW377730
IWC
Pilot's Watch Chronograph
7,000 USD
IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph
Reference number: IW377729
IWC
Pilot's Watch Chronograph
7,000 USD
IWC Big Pilot's Watch
Reference number: IW501015
IWC
Big Pilot's Watch
15,210 USD
IWC Portofino Chronograph
Reference number: IW391025
IWC
Portofino Chronograph
19,140 USD
IWC Portofino Automatic 34
Reference number: IW357409
IWC
Portofino Automatic 34
14,330 USD
IWC Portofino Chronograph
Reference number: IW391031
IWC
Portofino Chronograph
7,550 USD
IWC Portofino Chronograph
Reference number: IW391030
IWC
Portofino Chronograph
8,640 USD
IWC Portofino Chronograph
Reference number: IW391029
IWC
Portofino Chronograph
7,550 USD
IWC Portofino Chronograph
Reference number: IW391027
IWC
Portofino Chronograph
7,550 USD
IWC Portofino Chronograph
Reference number: IW391028
IWC
Portofino Chronograph
8,640 USD
IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition "AMG"
Reference number: IW377903
IWC
Pilot's Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition "AMG"
10,830 USD
IWC Big Pilot's Watch Shock Absorber XPL
Reference number: IW357201
IWC
Big Pilot's Watch Shock Absorber XPL
87,510 USD
IWC Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar
Reference number: IW503605
IWC
Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar
36,100 USD
IWC Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar Top Gun Edition "Mojave Desert"
Reference number: IW503004
IWC
Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar Top Gun Edition "Mojave Desert"
42,660 USD
IWC Big Pilot's Watch Top Gun Edition "Mojave Desert"
Reference number: IW506003
IWC
Big Pilot's Watch Top Gun Edition "Mojave Desert"
18,600 USD
IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph 41
Reference number: IW388103
IWC
Pilot's Watch Chronograph 41
8,640 USD
IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph 41
Reference number: IW388104
IWC
Pilot's Watch Chronograph 41
9,740 USD
IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph 41
Reference number: IW388102
IWC
Pilot's Watch Chronograph 41
9,740 USD
IWC Big Pilot's Watch 43
Reference number: IW329303
IWC
Big Pilot's Watch 43
10,060 USD
IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph 41
Reference number: IW388101
IWC
Pilot's Watch Chronograph 41
8,640 USD

History of IWC

The International Watch Company (IWC) is a luxury watch manufacturer headquartered in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Florentine Ariosto Jones, an American, founded the company in 1868 to combine Swiss watchmaking craftsmanship with American engineering techniques to manufacture watch movements and components.

With the assistance of watch manufacturer Heinrich Moser, who built the town’s first hydroelectric plant, Jones rented the first factory in Schaffhausen in 1869. IWC quickly expanded its watch production with the help of local watchmakers, and by 1875 the company moved its factory to a privately owned building.

Johann Rauschenbach-Vogel, a machine manufacturer from Schaffhausen, took over the IWC in 1880 and renamed it Uhrenfabrik von J. Rauschenbach. A year later, in 1881, Johann Rauschenbach-Vogel passed away, leaving his son Johannes Rauschenbach-Schenk to run the company. The brand’s first horological discovery occurred in 1885, when IWC introduced of the world’s first digital watch.

After Johannes Rauschenbach-Schenk died in 1905 his son-in-law Ernst Jakob Homberger took over the company and renamed it Uhrenfabrik von Ernst Homberger-Rauschenbach. Between 1930 and 1945, IWC was one of five watch manufacturers that built observation watches (B-Uhren) for the German air force.

During the 1970s and 1980s, the Swiss watchmaking industry underwent a far-reaching technological change due to the quartz crisis and the explosive rise in gold prices. For the sake of survival, IWC, under the leadership of Director and CEO Otto Heller, developed a line of high-quality pocket watches and set up its modern wristwatch and case manufacturing facilities.

In 1991, IWC director Günter Blümlein founded the LMH Group with its headquarters in Schaffhausen. It had a 100% stake in IWC, a 60% stake in Jaeger-LeCoultre, and a 90% stake in A. Lange & Söhne. In July 2000, Richemont acquired LMH for CHF 2.8 billion.

IWC First Digital Watch 1855

The IWC 1885 pocket watch was the first pocket watch with a digital display, demonstrating the brand’s remarkable spirit of innovation. The timepiece resulted from a patent granted to an Austrian named Pallweber. Instead of a conventional dial, this watch featured a jumping hour mechanism and two windows for hours and minutes.

IWC’s Most Expensive Timepiece

IWC’s most expensive watch is the Portuguese Sidéral Scafusia. IWC developed this model over ten years, making it the most complex watch they ever produced. The Constant-Force Tourbillon on this watch was one of the biggest highlights, along with a 96-hour power reserve and a Sidéral time display. In addition, the watch featured an astronomical dial and a celestial chart on the back. The watch retailed for 750,000 USD.

Who Owns IWC?

Richemont Group, a Swiss luxury goods holding company, owns IWC and runs IWC alongside other brands, including Mont Blanc, Cartier, and Vacheron-Constantin.

Fun Fact – The IWC Museum

The IWC museum is located on the ground floor of the manufacture and features a wide variety of exhibits, including the first timepiece made by the company. In addition, an exciting exhibition at the museum traces the development of the IWC Aquatimer collection from 1967 to 2014.

IWC Collections

Portugieser Collection

IWC Schaffhausen’s Portugieser collection combines traditional values and design with modern watchmaking technology. This collection includes classically elegant chronographs, automatic three-hand watches, and highly complicated watches, such as perpetual calendars and minute repeaters.

Pilot’s Watches Collection

IWC is perhaps the most closely associated Swiss watchmaker with pilot’s watches. They feature luminous Arabic numerals and indices and cathedral-style sword hands for easy reading. With over 50 models, the current collection features everything from three-hand timepieces to chronographs to pilot watches with tourbillons.

Portofino Collection

The IWC Portofino collection includes minimalist, sophisticated, and delicate watches. This collection features timepieces with round cases made from polished gold or stainless steel. Aside from being gorgeous, these watches have in-house movements and feature complications like perpetual calendar and tourbillon.

Da Vinci Collection

IWC Schaffhausen has repeatedly reimagined its Da Vinci series over the years. Despite these differences, all timepieces have some common characteristics: an elegant design, quality materials, and sophisticated complications.

Ingenieur Collection

The IWC Schaffhausen Ingenieur collection has been a pillar of its catalog since 1955. The inner ring of these watches is made of soft iron, which protects from magnetic fields. This collection includes watches like Ingenieur Reference 666 and Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar Digital Date and Month.

Aquatimer Collection

The IWC Auatimer collection includes diving watches. A useful feature of this collection is its ability to measure safe diving time with the internal ring. The Aquatimer collection also contains special edition mechanical chronographs, such as Galapagos Islands Edition and Jacques-Yves Cousteau Edition.