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98295 Calibre

Text — IWC Photos — Christian Coigny Date — 1 January, 2010

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This movement brings together traditional technologies with modern watchmaking craftsmanship

—Kurt Klaus

The IWC-manufactured 98295 calibre takes its stylistic elements from the first Jones calibres; a further-improved movement based on the original calibre (98, 9820) found in the early Portuguese watches now drives the new Portuguese Hand-Wound, among other things.

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