Nestled in the green rolling hills of Schaffhausen, a recently built Manufakturzentrum comprising a 13,500 square meter, state-of-the-art building is the heart of IWC Schaffhausen’s in-house watch case and movement manufacture. For over 150 years Switzerland’s industry-leading watchmakers at IWC have been growing. Innovating. Revolutionising timekeeping. Crafting impeccable timepieces from the ground up.
These instruments of precision are dedicated to pioneers for the aviation industry, professional divers and elite collectors of elegant complication watches. Founder of the pawl-winding system, Albert Pellaton, became the Technical Director at IWC Schaffhausen, influencing the path taken by the company in creating inhouse movements with improved performance and impressive power reserves. In addition to this, the beating hearts equipped to the centre of every IWC Pilot’s Watch such as the Big Pilot, Spitfire, Chronograph, Top Gun and Le Petit, are wrapped in a soft iron inner casing for ultimate protection against magnetic fields.
IWC Schaffhausen watches for men and women offer a style for every eventuality. From the timeless Portugieser watch, home to the Portugieser Chronograph and Portugieser Yacht Club models, to the elegant Portofino watch collection inspired by the picturesque Italian fishing village, meticulous craftsmanship is an attitude adopted by every artisan at IWC. In addition to IWC diving watches like the popular Aquatimer, with water resistance guaranteed up to 2000 meters, IWC Schaffhausen is also a master of the finest complications. Perpetual calendars from the Da Vinci series and Grand Compilation watches from the Portugieser collection are true examples of Haute Horlogerie, encapsulating the spirit of traditional Swiss engineering with unbridled timekeeping technology.