International Watch Company, better known as IWC, is a Swiss watch company dating back to 1868. Founded by American horologist Florentine Ariosto Jones, the company combined the best of American technological innovation and Swiss craftsmanship at the time. This tradition endures in the contemporary vision for IWC - to create timepieces renowned for both precise engineering and aesthetic design. Located in Schaffhausen, IWC is the only major watch company located in eastern Switzerland. Through a long and often turbulent history, IWC has endured as one of the leading luxury watchmakers in the world, offering chronographs, complications, exquisite designs and leading timepieces at auctions and for retail.