One of the things I feel most honoured about is the fact that IWC’s R&D team has developed a new manufacture movement exclusively for me: the hand-wound inhouse movement calibre 81905, to be precise. It consists of 159 individual components that allow me to tick for a full 84 hours straight without the need to be re-energised. Turn me around, and you’ll get a beautiful view of the movement through my sapphire case back which, by the way, bears an anti-reflective coating on both sides to allow for a crystal-clear view.
What also helps me keep the energy flowing is the fact that IWC has used the innovative Diamond Shell® technology to coat both my pallet lever and escape wheel. Why would they do that? Because the coating – along with their slightly optimised geometry – reduces friction between these parts and ensure that my heart and brain receive enough energy at all times.
Obviously, the most interesting part of me is my flying minute tourbillon which can be brought to a complete halt. This allows my wearer to set the time with an accuracy that would make many other tourbillon watches jealous. Placed at 6 o’clock on a beautifully clean and open silver-plated dial, my tourbillon very much enjoys being the immediate center of attention.