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Episode 1: What is a Movement?

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Balance of power

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IWC 52000 Calibre Movement
Aesthetic appeal with a longer service life

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Episode 2: What is a Complication?

The man's guide to buying a watch

Date2012-11-16T13:02:45

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Have you ever wondered what the extra dials inside a watch face are? In many cases, these aren‘t merely decorative – they are complications or special technical features which enhance the marvel of a mechanical watch.

This IWC video is the second in a series called “The Man’s Guide to Buying a Watch”. Over the course of the next few weeks we will feature IWC watches, people at the manufacture in Schaffhausen and well known bloggers in the field of fine watch making to give you a behind-the-scenes look at our watches and some of the complications that form the IWC collection.

IWC’s mechanical watches are works of art, they are style statements, and they are technical marvels. Featuring Benjamin Clymer, Editor in Chief of Hodinkee Blog, this video explores the most important complications of our IWC timepieces. Look out for our next feature coming soon on YouTube & IWC.com

Explore More Articles
Episode 5: How do you maintain a watch?

Once you‘ve bought an IWC watch, you are already enjoying a mechanical marvel of the highest standard.

Episode 4: IWC's icons through the years

IWC's brand values are strongly based upon its history. This IWC video is the fourth in a series called “The Man’s Guide to Buying a Watch”.

Episode 3: What's style got to do with it?

Watches are the single most important statement a man can make about his personal style.

Episode 1: What is a Movement?

You know that watches tell time. But there is so much more to them. IWC's Mechanical Watches are works of art, they are style statements, and they are technical marvels.

89800 Calibre Movement
Eternity in Digits

The IWC-manufactured 89800 caliber, which made its debut in 2009, redefined the digital date display. The triple-disc mechanism in the perpetual calendar features large-format displays for the date and month and, slightly more discreetly, the leap year cycle. All are ingeniously synchronized.

Unruhreif_Spirale.jpg
Balance of power

A mechanical watch continues to show the correct time even as the tension in the mainspring diminishes. Making this possible is a mechanism that has been gradually improved for over 300 years: the escapement.

IWC 52000 Calibre Movement
Aesthetic appeal with a longer service life

In haute horlogerie, various components in the watch movement such as bridges, cocks, plates and cogs are painstakingly hand decorated special or given special surface treatments that add a touch more luxury.

The Next Generation of IWC Engineers

For over 60 years, IWC has been training generations of watchmakers in its own workshops. Candidates need to be deft with their hands and have a flair for technology. After completing their training, most of them remain loyal to the company in northeastern Switzerland for many years.