IWC International Watch Co. AG, which is more commonly known as IWC Schaffhausen, is a luxury watchmaker that is located in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. This company was founded by an American watchmaker named Florentine Ariosto Jones, and IWC Schaffhausen has been a subsidiary of the Swiss Richemont Group since the year 2000. Among many things, IWC Schaffhausen is best known for using titanium in their watchmaking and manufacturing very high quality aviation watches. While many of the top names in Swiss watch manufacturing are located in western Switzerland, IWC Schaffhausen is located in eastern Switzerland.
While many of the leading names in watchmaking have been considered not friendly to the environment, IWC Schaffhausen is not one of them. This company was rated number one for environmental activeness and friendliness among fifteen other leading names in watch manufacturing by the World Wide Fund for Nature, or the W.W.F.
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