A Guided Tour Of The IWC Factory

By Jack Freedman

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Taking its time to make complicated timepieces, IWC celebrated its 125th anniversary in 1993 by introducing a ‘grand finale’ limited edition of 125 “IL DESTRIERO’s”, touted as the most complicated wristwatch the world has ever seen. No fewer than 750 mechanical parts have been squeezed into a 16 ligne movement and run in 77 jewels to reduce wear to a minimum. In all it features 21 displays and functions which include a tourbillon, perpetual calendar, split second chronograph, and a minute repeater that chimes hours, quarters and minutes on two gongs.

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The writer acknowledges thanks to IWC, International Wristwatch magazine, and others for information gathered to cover parts of this report.

Thank you for taking this tour and getting familiar with IWC. Your comments are welcome and can be sent direct to me via e-mail: jfsuperior@aol.com

(copyrighted by Jack Freedman, 10/98)