A passion for traditional craftsmanship

At the tender age of 27, US engineer and watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones was already deputy director and managing director of one of the leading watch manufacturers in the USA at the time. At a time when most young men were trying their luck in the West, Jones set out in the opposite direction: As a pioneer and adventurer, his goal was to combine traditional Swiss craftsmanship with modern manufacturing techniques from his homeland.


Conviction leads to success

Despite all the resistance, Jones founded the International Watch Company in Schaffhausen in 1868. With the help of highly qualified Swiss watchmakers, modern technology and hydropower from the nearby Rhine, he produced timepieces of outstanding quality.

Timepieces that get collectors’ pulses racing

Even today, the now world-famous Schaffhausen watch factory combines passion and the most elaborate craftsmanship to create high-quality mechanical timepieces. IWC watches are still among the most popular in Switzerland and make every collector’s heart skip a beat. Yours too? Browse through the IWC product range online and find your own personal favorite: iwc.com




High-quality mechanical timepieces.


Schaffhausen watch factory

Mmodern technology and hydropower from the nearby Rhine.


Traditional Swiss craftsmanship

Timepieces that get collectors’ pulses racing.

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The art of fusion

Hublot were the first to dare to combine gold and rubber in the same watch. The result: The fusion of past and present in a futuristic watch. A perfect interplay of traditional, modern and future-oriented materials with the craftsmanship of watchmaking and strong, innovative design.

Gässli-Zyt Horgen

Roland Krämer is a watchmaker with his heart and soul. After getting some work experience at a renowned watch shop for a while, he decided to turn his passion into his profession. So he completed an apprenticeship as a watchmaker and watch repairer, specializing in the care, maintenance and preservation of timepieces. Krämer then gained experience at renowned watchmaking shops over several decades before finally taking the step to go self-employed. He will be happy to advise you in person at his "Gässli-Zyt" watch shop in Horgen.