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Lot Details

STRAP: Brown alligator leather strap with patina; IWC 18K 5N gold pin deployant buckle
DIAL: Blue
MOVEMENT: Manual-winding
CALIBRE: 98900
FUNCTIONS: Hours, Minutes, Flying minute tourbillon, Small hacking seconds in subdial
BOX: Fitted presentation box
PAPERS: International Guarantee Card, Manual, Guarantee and Service Booklet, Strap care manual
ACCESSORIES: Cleaning cloth

Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.

Released in 2013, the current lot is part of a 100 piece limited edition featuring a flying minute tourbillon in a manual winding movement. Housed in a 43.2 mm 18 carats 5N gold casing, it showcases a striking sunburst blue dial and a see-through case back for movement display. It comes with a brown Italian leather strap with a gold IWC deployant pin buckle close.

Powered by an in-house calibre (98900) manually wound movement which beats at a frequency of 28800.0 vph (4.0 Hz), it consists of 21 jewels and a total of 227 components, with a combined power reserve of 54 hours.

IWC Schaffhausen

IWC International Watch Co. AG, or IWC Schaffhausen, is a luxury Swiss watch manufacturer based in Switzerland. Founded by American watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones to combine Swiss craftsmanship with modern engineering technology from the U.S. to manufacture watch movements and other watch parts for the American market. The only watch manufacturers in north-eastern Switzerland at the time, The International Watch Company, previously known as the International Watch Chronology, was founded in Schaffhausen in 1868.

IWC established itself in 1893 with the invention of Calibre 52, later known as the Schaffhausen. It has specialized in the creation of complicated movement ever since reaching its peak with the pocket watch version of the Grande Complication. The "Probus Scafusia" stamp became the unrivaled mark of quality, prized by serious collectors.

During the quartz revolution, the brand continued to design complicated models such as the Da Vinci. It was also during this time that IWC pioneered new watchmaking technologies, notably the first titanium bracelets, developed in 1978. Then in 1990, Grande Complication was born, followed in 1993 by the IWC flagship model, the Schaffhouse Destrier, launched to marks its 120th Anniversary. This was succeeded by the Portugieser Uhr, a commemorative limited edition.

IWC has been a subsidiary of the Swiss Richemont Group since 2000.