IWC "Icons of time": Last days
150 years of IWC – on show at the Beyer Watch and Clock Museum from 2 July until 21 September: Our Museum is showcasing over 50 beautiful and rare watches and objects manufactured by the International Watch Company. The exhibition tells the story of the manufactory from Eastern Switzerland through specially selected historical treasures and innovative horological masterpieces of the day.
In 1868, American watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones founded the International Watch Company in Schaffhausen. With the help of highly skilled Swiss craftsmen, modern engineering and water power from the Rhine, the company produced pocket watch movements of the very highest quality for the US market. In 1880, the Rauschenbachs, an industrialist family from Schaffhausen, bought the entire company and began selling the watches across the globe. Beyer and IWC have worked closely together for 130 years - and we were also the first IWC authorised dealer in Zurich. We are delighted to present this outstanding exhibition in our Clock and Watch Museum. The exhibition is open from Monday to Friday, between 2.00 and 6.00 pm.