Inspired by the world-famous precision craftsmanship of Swiss artisans, American engineer and watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones crossed the Atlantic in 1868 to set up his new International Watch Company (IWC) in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. In less than 10 years, IWC’s manufacturing facility was situated on the bank of the River Rhine, employing almost 200 of eastern Switzerland’s best craftsmen.
The combination of US engineering and Swiss craftsmanship allowed IWC to make great strides in innovation, including designing and producing the first anti-magnetic watch for aviators and the first watch with a titanium case and bracelet, along with an impressive list of other technological achievements.
Today, IWC is world-famous for their Pilot line of high end timepieces, but they are also well known for their Aquatimer dive watch, the iconic Portugieser, and the anti-magnetic Ingenieur.
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