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The Man’s Guide to Buying a Watch: Episode 2 - What is a Complication?

IWC Schaffhausen, manufacturer of some of the finest Swiss timepieces, has produced a short online series of videos titled The Man’s Guide to Buying a Watch. Focusing on mechanical timepieces, the series provides background information on what goes into the production of a mechanical watch as well as what to look for when buying a fine watch. In this latest episode titled “What is a Complication” and produced by HODINKEE the master watchmakers at IWC discuss the various complications that make their way into IWC watches. Starting with a relatively simple chronograph complication, the video then goes on to discuss minute repeater, perpetual calendar and tourbillon complications. A great introduction for those who are new to the watch world as well as those who enjoy watches, check out the brief video for a detailed look at these at awesome complications.

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