IWC Manufacture visit

Editor: Jean-Christophe Teigner
Date: 11.05.22

Manufacture IWC - schweizer qualität !

Going to Schaffhausen... to visit the IWC Manufacture... like that, on paper, you have to be highly motivated. 1 boat, 1 metro, 3 trains and 4h30 later... we arrived in Schaffhausen! What a surprise to discover a magnificent little town dating from the Middle Ages nestled on the banks of the Rhine near a dam that was once a hydromechanical dam supplying the International Watch Company - IWC - founded by Florentine Aristio Jones in 1886.

Today, everything remains of the first IWC factory: from its building to the historic watches in the integrated museum. Accompanied by our guide, Mrs. Homberger, who is none other than the great-granddaughter of the CEO of the 1930s, we spent another memorable day at the IWC factory. Moving from the Museum to the brand new factory where the quantity of CNC machines is equalled only by the architectural quality pushed to the extreme, we then visited the watchmaking workshops where each movement is assembled with the utmost care, and where each watch is rigorously tested - schweizer qualität oblige. Luxury is at this price.

Do not hesitate any longer! Make a diversion to Schaffhausen and discover the splendid IWC manufacture. To paraphrase a politician's famous phrase: It's far away but it's beautiful.