IWC watches are coveted by those who appreciate precise details and traditional movements, with a design aesthetic inspired by aviation and the military. The brand has a reputation for expert engineering, timeless appeal and meticulous attention to detail. The variations in function and style mean that there’s something for every occasion in this diverse selection.
IWC has produced handmade timepieces in the Schaffhausen region of Switzerland since 1868. The Pilot, Ingenieur and Spitfire lines pay homage to the brand’s aviation heritage. That theme is carried through the company's reputation for military precision. For instance, the chronograph with a perpetual calendar in the pilot's watch puts it at the forefront of modern accuracy. IWC Schaffhausen offers expertly engineered designs for those interested in the finer details, alongside sleek styles for the fashion conscious.
Florentine Ariosto Jones, a watchmaker from Boston, founded IWC Schaffhausen in 1868 with a plan to combine the advanced technology of American production with the outstanding skills of Swiss craftsmanship. Each of his timepieces produced in the Schaffhausen region was created using hydropower sourced from the nearby Rhine River,
The company’s stellar reputation was established from the start with its first movement, the eponymous Jones caliber. Since then, IWC developed the first-ever Swiss-made quartz movement as well as the first wristwatch with a built-in compass. It has delivered these innovations around the world, including creating watches for the British army. Today, IWC continues its legacy by producing new styles that pay homage to the brand’s heritage.
IWC’s perpetual calendar was created in the early 1980s by renowned horologist Kurt Klaus. The complication’s 87 individual parts display the date, day, month, and four-digit year for the next 577 years. Another unique IWC feature is the perpetual moon phase display that can be found on several models. This feature showcases accurate lunar cycles with elegant flair. IWC watches also embrace a wide range of French finishing techniques, some of them hundreds of years old. Gold-plating not only adds an elegant finish but also improves the watch's functionality for ultimate accuracy and precision.
Jomashop’s variety of IWC watches includes classic military styles like the Pilot alongside the Ingenieur. The latter design is a luxury chronograph ideal for sporting events thanks to its three sub-dials with 60-second, 30-minute and 12-hour time displays. Named after a British single-seat fighter jet, the Spitfire series is an ideal pilot’s watch as it uses a handy UTC display to precisely calculate local time no matter where you are in the world. The Aquatimer and Portugieser ranges also sit alongside the traveler-inspired limited editions. From diamond-set designs with striking colorful hands to pocket watches that pay tribute to the brand’s origins, each is a unique piece to be treasured forever.