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Episode 2: What is a Complication?

The man's guide to buying a watch

Date — 16 November, 2012

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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

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