IWC Schaffhausen

With a clear focus on technology and development, the Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has been producing timepieces of lasting value since 1868. The company has gained an international reputation based on a passion for innovative solutions and technical ingenuity. One of the world’s leading brands in the luxury watch segment, IWC crafts masterpieces of haute horlogerie at their finest, combining supreme precision with exclusive design. As an ecologically and socially responsible company, IWC is committed to sustainable production, supports institutions around the globe in their work with children and young people, and maintains partnerships with organizations dedicated to climate and environmental protection.
MallShoppes at Parisian
LocationShop 120, Level 1
Official Websitehttp://www.iwc.com/
ABOUT IWC Schaffhausen
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THE FAMILY TRADITION AT IWC
IWC’s watch families – the Pilot’s Watches, Portugieser, Ingenieur, Aquatimer, Da Vinci and Portofino – look back on a long tradition. They attest the innovation of the engineers in Schaffhausen through four generations and embrace the broad range of the company’s watchmaking expertise: from robust watches for everyday use to professional sports watches and the complexities of haute horlogerie at its finest. These are joined by watch specialities such as the Grande Complication and the IWC Vintage Collection.

AMERICAN PIONEERING SPIRIT MEETS SWISS TRADITION
In 1868, Boston watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones founded the “International Watch Co.” in Schaffhausen, far from the watchmaking centres of French-speaking Switzerland. His plan was to bring together progressive American production techniques with the skilled craftsmanship for which Swiss watchmakers were renowned. And it was in Schaffhausen that he found ideal conditions: modern factory premises, a hydropower plant driven by the Rhine to run his machines and, not least, a centuries-old horological tradition. The company’s excellent reputation was established right from the start with the very first Jones calibre named after its founder. In 1885, IWC demonstrated its innovative spirit in the Pallweber pocket watches, with their revolutionary digital display for hours and minutes. The end of the 19th century saw the appearance of IWC’s first wristwatches featuring the 64-calibre pocket watch movement.

EXPANSION ON THE BANKS OF THE RHINE
F.A. Jones rented his first factory premises in premises known as “Moser’s Industrial Complex”. Soon afterwards additional rooms were rented at the “Oberhaus”, one of the oldest buildings in Schaffhausen. In 1874/75, a new IWC factory – and the company’s headquarters to this day – was built at the “Baumgarten”, directly adjacent to the banks of the Rhine. Headquarters were expanded in 2005 and 2008 with the addition of the East and West Wings.

HOTTEST PRODUCTS
BIG PILOT'S WATCH
BIG PILOT'S WATCH
The largest IWC-manufactured calibre builds up the energy for over seven days’ power reserve in virtually no time. The movement stops after 168 hours, ensuring the same precision throughout the entire time it is actually running. The 46-millimetre stainless-steel case encloses a soft-iron cage that protects the movement against extreme magnetic fields.
PORTOFINO HAND-WOUND MONOPUSHER
PORTOFINO HAND-WOUND MONOPUSHER
The Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher features a sophisticated single-action mechanism that allows the user to record times up to 60 minutes. To start, stop or reset the chronograph, all the wearer needs to do is press the single multi-functional button. When fully wound, the 59360 calibre will run precisely for 8 days before it automatically stops.
PORTUGIESER AUTOMATIC
PORTUGIESER AUTOMATIC
One of Schaffhausen’s most successful Portugieser models. In terms of simplicity, balance and elegance, the harmoniously designed dial is virtually unsurpassed. The legendary Pellaton winding system has been further improved: some components are now made of extremely wear-resistant ceramic; and instead of one there are now two barrels, which build up an impressive 7-day power reserve.
PORTUGIESER PERPETUAL CALENDAR
PORTUGIESER PERPETUAL CALENDAR
The perpetual calendar shows not only the lunar cycles but also the seconds, minutes, hours, date, day, month and year in four digits. Mechanically programmed, the calendar takes into account the different length of the months and even the leap years.
PORTOFINO AUTOMATIC MOON PHASE 37
PORTOFINO AUTOMATIC MOON PHASE 37
To the delight of many watch lovers, the moon phase display – widely seen as the most beautiful function of them all – is back in the 2014 Portofino collection. The moon phase display, a reference to the legendary original Portofino of 1984, is presented in several imaginative settings: sometimes classic, with a backdrop of clouds, sometimes hovering in space in a star-studded night sky.