IWC Schaffhausen was born thanks to a groundbreaking entrepreneurial vision shared by Boston’s E. Howard Watch and Clock Company manager, Florentine Ariosto Jones. The 27-year-old pioneer, who was also a watchmaker and engineer, aspired to meld exquisite Swiss watchmaking precision, with America’s cutting edge technology. The result was something rather revolutionary. IWC watches landed a place at the forefront of innovative watchmaking. Not only that, but they remained there. Florentine’s collaboration with Heinrich Moser, an industrialist from Schaffhausen, brought some of the oldest and most respected clock making traditions in line with the entrepreneur’s vision, and as a result, IWC watches became a trusted wristwatch for generations to come.