IWC Schaffhausen

The Volvo Ocean Race
The partnership between IWC Schaffhausen and Volvo Ocean Race will provide another opportunity for the Swiss watch manufacturer to demonstrate its expertise in terms of engineering, technology and quality. IWC Schaffhausen is proud to become the first major sponsor of its Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12 team, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. The two organizations have a great deal in common, including the pursuit of perfection, unwavering commitment to sustainable business as well as a desire to excel beyond expectation.

The fine art of watchmaking from Schaffhausen
As a premium brand in the international luxury watch segment, IWC has committed itself to the manufacture of top-quality products in haute horlogerie. More than 650 employees, including 180 eminently qualified watchmakers, are involved in the development, manufacture and distribution of perfect mechanical masterpieces. The renowned watch manufacturer in eastern Switzerland has over 1000 sales outlets worldwide, including more than 35 company-owned boutiques in cities such as Dubai, Hong Kong, Geneva and Moscow. Since 2000, the company has been part of the Swiss Richemont Group.
The family tradition at IWC
IWC's watch families – the Pilot's Watches, Portuguese, 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.

Why watches from Schaffhausen are something special
Schaffhausen is an island in Switzerland's watchmaking industry, because the vast majority of the country's manufacturers are based in the French-speaking part of the country. From the very beginning, this unusual geographical location has fostered IWC's philosophy, which is based on a passion for watchmaking, untiring enterprise and perfect craftsmanship. As an international premium brand name, the company has consciously chosen to specialize in innovative mechanical watches. The individual who purchases an IWC watch expects not only precision, functional design and a long service life but also the kind of advanced technical features that only a few watch manufacturers worldwide are able to provide. The reputation of the brand from Schaffhausen is founded not least on the fact that its highly qualified employees master every step of the production processes behind complications like the minute repeater, the power reserve, the tourbillon and the perpetual calendar. Behind the claim to excellence, "Probus Scafusia", which was first formulated in 1903 and stands for good, solid craftsmanship from Schaffhausen, lies the desire to manufacture precision timepieces that will be a joy to use and will retain their value well into the future.

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  • Contact Details
    IWC Schaffhausen
    Uwe Liebminger
    Department Manager Public Relations
    Mobile +41 (0)79 957 72 52
    E-mail [email protected]