As the official partner of the “Plastiki” expedition, IWC Schaffhausen has commemorated the successful mission with an addition to the Ingenieur watch family: a limited edition of the Ingenieur Automatic Mission Earth Edition “Plastiki”. This watch is in homage to the feat of the pioneering expedition, crossing the Pacific in the one-of-a-kind catamaran, the “Plastiki”.
IWC Schaffhausen has been setting standards in technological development and highly complicated Haute Horlogerie for more than a century. The International Watch Company, founded in 1868, has established a worldwide reputation for itself as a Swiss watch manufactory with a long heritage and a passion for ingenious inventions, innovative solutions and technical refinements.
IWC Schaffhausen is committed to taking responsibility toward the environment and has been certified a CO2-neutral enterprise. IWC has cut 750 tons of annual CO2 emissions in half since 2001, and aims to reduce emissions to 100 tons by 2010. It used environmentally responsible building techniques for new production wings at its headquarters in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, in 2001, significantly reducing CO2 emissions and keeping overall energy consumption constant for five years.
IWC Schaffhausen has supported Adventure Ecology (now MYOO) and David de Rothschild as official Partner since 2007.