IWC Watches is the abbreviation of the full company name, which is International Watch Company, globally known as IWC. The company has a very interesting history and today, it is in the league of the finest Swiss watchmakers of the world with its highly professional timepieces. Singapore is a place, which is more than welcomes all fine watchmakers from the world providing a great demand for them by the local shoppers. Let us see some history of IWC watches and let us get to know where we can find IWC Watches in Singapore.
There are very few of such watches on the international watch market as the IWC Watches. There are only very few other Swiss brand which can compete with the professionalism and the beautiful design of IWC Watches has for more than a century long. Interestingly it was not a Swiss but an American engineer Florentine Jones who founded IWC in Switzerland Schaffhausen back in 1868 with the intention of providing quality watches for the US market from Switzerland where the price of production is lower and the traditions would help a lot with the quality watches too. He had to give up his plan because he did not have enough money to make his company big, but eventually IWC has proved to be a success by its other owners.
Interestingly, IWC is still the only one respectable watchmaker based in the Eastern Part of Switzerland that was never an inviting area for watch making and it was mainly concentrated around Genéve and other French speaking provinces of Switzerland. Other great advantages of IWC Watches include the extremely colourful variety in their watches, which ranges from the “grand complications” (top of haute horology until the everyday fine watch collections for both men and women. First, what makes IWC quality so alone standing is, that they have some of the longest testing periods among watchmakers. This process includes every aspect of effects that the watch can receive, from thermo to shock effects when worn on the wrist. This way IWC tries to produce the best and most reliable watch constructions for its wearers. As most analogue automatic watches, IWC Watches lose or gain about 4 seconds on a daily level. IWC has always stayed on the sporty side with producing high quality timepieces for aviation and other race purposes. Many of their watches are used by world explorers as well. The company is the official timekeeper of the Volvo Ocean Race yacht race and takes part in lots of charity work and other social responsibility programs worldwide.
IWC Watches have about a thousand label stores worldwide and the IWC high quality luxury timepieces are among the best buys for many first class customers. Today, IWC belongs to the Richemont Group. The signature collections of the IWC Watches are as follows: Pilot’s Watches, Portugese, Ingenieur, Aquatimer, Da Vinci, Portofino and the Vintage IWC Watches.
In Singapore, IWC watches are popular for those who can afford wearing them and IWC has its own label stores located in the ION Orchard and in the brand new Marina Bay Sands Shopping Malls. Apart from label stores, IWC Watches are sold by several premiere boutiques of Sincere, the Hour Glass, Cortina Watches and others. Singapore has a great taste for watches and IWC Watches really deserve the best critiques for their eternal style and watch making technology.