IWC watches are known for their quality craftsmanship and masculine design. The brand was first known as International Watch Company and emerged in the mid-1800s. Initially blending American ingenuity and Swiss expertise to formulate quality movements for the American pocket watch market, the company later pivoted to developing its own line of pocket watches and wrist watches. The most notable early releases were the Big Pilot and Portuguese. Naturally, the Big Pilot was crafted for the Royal Air Force; complete with a formidable case and uncluttered dial, designed to be worn over a jumpsuit. The Portuguese, though also on the larger side, offered a dressier take on things. These IWC watches are still popular today, though they’re joined by elegant cousins Portugieser and Da Vinci. As you reach the uppermost tier of their collections, IWC watches are made completely in-house, offering unparalleled workmanship and exquisite design.