When the Clock said, comes to mind immediately Switzerland. The most famous and most prestigious watchmaker in Switzerland. In this country the world’s best and most precious watches are produced. IWC Schaffhausen is one of the most important brands produced in Switzerland.
The Standing calendar, the Da Vinci in its class, the first one, and has many features wristwatch Grand Complication, anti-magnetic feature Ingenieur, mechanical depth gauge, the first diver’s watch the GST Deep One, the company produced some of the models. The main area of expertise is the pilot watches, famous brand of watch enthusiasts since 1868, with designs adorning their dreams, the legend continues.
One of the most interesting details in the history of the IWC, to be established by an American.
Florentine Ariosto Jones from Boston, the Swiss master as well as the skill to take advantage of lower tax rates in Switzerland, a country producing clock, wanted to sell to the world and the United States. Therefore, the clock of workmanship which is the center he settled in this country and founded his own watch company. Jones aims to be opened to the world in the name selection was highly suitable the purpose: International Watch Company
Florentine Ariosto Jones, an intelligent designer entrepreneur and a clock was extremely talented. American watch manufacturer, “Jones caliber” named, with movement mechanism, with the production of the first mechanical pocket watches have proven ability.
“Americans” IWC, after a period of inception, Swiss investors, fell into the hands. Unchanging production philosophy of the brand even today “Probus to Scafusi” appeared during this period.
Johannes Rauschenbach-Vogel bought ıwc’y in 1880 and the company was ruled by the family for four generations Rauschenbach. After the company bought Johannes Rauschenbach, and he died a year later, when 25-year-old son, Johannes Rauschenbach-Schenk became the head of the company. Johannes Rauschenbach ıwc’y has successfully managed up his death.
After the death of the son of Rauschenbach, IWC’s 75% stake in Ernst Homberger-Rauschenbach, while 25% stake stayed Carl Gustav Jung. During this period the company began to use the name of J. Rauschenbach. In 1929, the company’s management fully pass into the hands of Ernst Homberger-Rauschenbach, IWC’s name “UHRENFABRIK von Ernst Homberger Rauschenbach” change, and the Company’s commercial life until 1955 with the name continued.
Majority stake in the IWC in 1978, VDO (Adolf Schindling AG) was sold to the company.After the company changed hands today still continue to produce the Porsche featured sports watch collection and perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch Da Vinci, IWC has provided a successful return to the days. Introduced in 1993 and during that period the world’s most complicated wristwatch, Il Destriero, watch manufacturer IWC is one of the world’s most important, once again, proved to the whole world.Taking inspiration from World War II, Portuguese pilot watches, IWC today’s most famous and most popular models. Since 2000, located within watchmaker Richemont SA, with around 500 employees with, produces annually around 70,000 hours.