The IWC was founded in 1868 when veteran American clockmaker F.A. Jones joined forces with Swiss industrialist J.H. Moser in the medieval city of Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Their motto was Probus Scafusia, meaning “Good, solid craftsmanship from Schaffhausen”. Together, they went on to found one of Switzerland’s premiere horological timepiece companies.

After the 1880s, IWC embraced new technological innovations such as electric gold-plating of watch parts and moving conveyer belts. After the turbulence of the Second World War, the collapse of the German economy encouraged IWC to forge new connections with America, the Far East and Australia. IWC continued to pioneer new luxury watchmaking techniques while maintaining traditional values throughout the last half of the twentieth century.

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