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IWC Schaffhausen Watches

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For 150 Years, IWC Schaffhausen's mechanical timepieces have been handcrafted in their workshops with meticulous detail and attention with precision engineering and extraordinary design. As an official stockist, we carry an impressive selection of IWC watches from all seven collections, available with an option of finance.


For 150 Years, IWC Schaffhausen's mechanical timepieces have been handcrafted in their workshops with meticulous detail and attention with precision engineering and extraordinary design. As an official stockist, we carry an impressive selection of IWC watches from all seven collections, available with an option of finance.

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IWC Schaffhausen - 150 years

The History of IWC Watches

Founded by the famous Boston watchmaker Ariosto Jones (or “F. A. Jones”), IWC Schaffhausen is an international watch company with a particular affinity for pilot’s watches. Established in 1868 Schaffhausen as the “International Watch Co.”, Ariosto blended the American aptitude for progressive production with the craftsmanship of the Swiss horological industry to create world-class timepieces that excel in terms of both form and function. The reputation of IWC watches was soon firmly anchored behind the introduction of the eponymous Jones calibre movement (widely hailed as a huge success), and it wasn’t long before innovations like digital hour and minute displays followed within Pallweber pocket watches, along with the arrival of the 64-calibre pocket watch movement at the close of the 19th century. IWC now boasts continued production of mechanical timepieces, along with a strong commitment to social responsibility and conservation.

IWC’s passion for what is known as “the sustainability principle” is manifest within partnerships such as a support for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and the Charles Darwin Foundation, as well as pledges to use 100% renewable energy to generate electricity, reduce CO2 emissions, and to recycle both rainwater and heat. The company takes its social, economic and environmental responsibilities extremely seriously, and continues to embrace cutting-edge horological innovations while doing so.

 

IWC Watches at Banks Lyon

IWC’s situation upon the banks of the River Rhine is unusual for a Swiss watchmaker, but it’s this location that has played a role in shaping IWC’s technological principles. Each IWC watch undergoes impact, abrasion, corrosion, UV and climate tests, along with practical tests within every day situations, so when you purchase a timepiece from IWC, you’re assured of the very highest quality. The company takes pride in keeping records for every watch they create, never losing track of a single timepiece, so their attention to details and precision is immaculate in all respects. 

The historic watch brands for IWC include the Aquatimer Automatic, Ingenieur Automatic, Portuguese, Da Vinci (Beta 21 Calibre), Special Pilot’s watch and Portofino. Today, the range has expanded to include new collections that fuse everyday timepieces with some of the characteristic haute horlogerie. At Banks Lyon Jewellers, we have the following IWC watches available:

IWC Aquatimer Watches – the professional divers’ watch, suitable for exploring the deepest oceans

IWC Portofino Watches – the timelessly elegant, understated embodiment of Mediterranean style

IWC Pilot’s Watches – precisely designed timepieces boasting outstanding technology for pilots

IWC Portugieser Watches – one of IWC’s oldest collections, and a tour de force of haute horlogerie

IWC Da Vinci Watches – almost 50 years of elegant design and intricate complications

IWC Ingenieur Watches – the watch for fans of technology, possessing strong links to auto racing

IWC Jubilee Watches – this collection was presented to celebrate IWC’s 150th anniversary

 

Purchase Your Way

Here at Banks Lyon, we’re dedicated to making the purchase of fine timepieces as easy as possible, and where IWC are concerned we’re the only stockist between Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow. Because of that, you can buy IWC watches with us either online or instore, and choose to pay upfront or via one of our flexible 0% finance monthly payment plans. This latter option covers all new IWC watches, and deposit amounts start from as little as 10%.

If you’d like some assistance while you’re shopping with us, or simply can’t decide on a particular product, then our professional team of personal shoppers can offer you a wealth of great advice. Contact us today by calling 01524 381 020, or perhaps come along to enjoy the Banks Lyon shopping experience within our luxury Lancaster or Kendal showrooms.