With its passion for innovation and technical inventiveness, IWC Schaffhausen has established an international reputation. The foundations of watch manufacture in Schaffhausen were laid by an American, Florentine Ariosto Jones in 1868. We are greatly indebted to his pioneering spirit and innovative approach to engineering, design and the art of making beautiful watches. Since then, the Swiss watch manufacturers have been creating masterpieces of haute horlogerie that combine precision engineering with exclusive design.