IWC IWC. Since 1868. And for as long as there are men FOUNDED IN: 1868 (Florentine Ariosto Jones) PRICE: €3,500 – €235,000 Differently from other Swiss manufacturers who are based in French speaking west, IWC is based in north east, a German speaking side of Switzerland. That could partly explain their latest partnership with Mercedes racing team by developing Ingenieur line that uses titanium, ceramic, carbon and aluminide. INTERESTING FACT It has been keeping a record about every watch: materials used, year made, delivery date and name of authorised dealer since 1885. Hence if you came across a IWC watch that is more than 10 years old you can contact the company to provide you with a record about your watch.