Monochrome Watches
An online magazine dedicated to fine watches


International Watch Company, or IWC for short, was founded by the American watchmaker and entrepreneur Florentine Ariosto Jones in 1868. Owned by Richemont since 2000, the Schaffhausen-based brand is renowned for its pilot’s watches that range from the vintage appeal of the Big Pilot’s Watch to contemporary Top Gun models. Classic complications are featured in the Portugieser collection, while the Ingenieur displays a more technical 1950s aesthetic. Professional dive watches populate the Aquatimer collection and the Da Vinci and Portofino constitute a more elegant proposal designed for both sexes.