With a clear focus on technology and development, the Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has been producing timepieces of lasting value since 1868. The company, spread all over the world, has made a name for itself internationally through its passion for innovative solutions and technical ingenuity.
As one of the world's leading brands in the luxury watch segment, IWC creates masterpieces of haute horlogerie that combine engineering and precision with exclusive design.
IWC has continuously invested in the quality and durability of the products and also opened a new manufacturing center in 2018. As a result, the brand is renewing its legendary quality promise "Probus Scafusia" - the Latin motto that means something like "tried and tested from Schaffhausen".
The new My IWC program enables our customers to extend the international warranty for your IWC watch from two to eight years.
The first IWC Da Vinci watch was a landmark piece in terms of its movement technology. Equipped with the first Swiss-made quartz movement - which had been jointly developed by several renowned Swiss watch manufacturers - it measured time ten time more accurately than a tested chronometer movement.
As diving as a sport grows during the 1960s, IWC reacts to this development with the launch of its first diver`s watch, the "Aquatimer 812". Its case is watertight down to a depth of 200 metres, and the rotatable bezel of adjusting the diving time is situated under the glass to prevent it being moved accidentally during the dive.
For over 30 years, the classically elegant Portofino has captured the laid-back lifestyle of the Mediterranean and the very essence of understatement and good taste. With its Portofino range of watches, IWC resumed its tradition of the classic, functional round gold cases. Reference 5251, with its outstanding horological features, marked this start. In 1984 it became the lead model of the Portofino family.