Founded in 1868 by American watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones. Ending up in Schaffhausen as the only watch manufacturer in the north-east region of Switzerland. With the help of modern technology and hydropower, they run a factory producing pocket watch movements. After F.A. Jones returns to the US the Rausenbachs take over the company shortly followed by Homberger in 1905. Post-war helps the development of and increased demand for everyday watches and Albert Pellaton develops an anti-magnetic watch. During the quartz crisis, IWC focusses on masterpieces and experiments with materials. Later on, IWC became part of the Richemont group along with other brands like A. Lange & Söhne, Cartier, Panerai and Jaeger-LeCoultre to name a few.
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IWC Pilot's Watches
- IWC Big Pilot
- IWC Mark XII
- IWC Mark XVIII Le Petit Prince
- IWC Pilot Chronograph 41
- IWC Pilot Chronograph Top Gun
- IWC Pilot Spitfire