If you talk about the most important Swiss watch manufacturers, you also need some figures. The dimensions are simply too impressive! IWC - the American dream that has become a watchmaking reality - has long been at home in the haute horlogerie and with 650 employees, worldwide sales outlets, an annual number of around 65,000 watches and an annual turnover of around half a billion, it is truly no lightweight within the luxury watch community. In 2000, IWC (in a package with Jaeger Le Coultre and A. Lange & Söhne) went to the South African luxury goods group Richemont for CHF 2.8 billion. The company's own watch museum in Schaffhausen illustrates the 150-year success story of 230 historical watch models. Whether tourbillon, chronograph, minute repeater or moon phase - the timepieces from Schaffhausen make the hearts of collectors and watch lovers beat faster.