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The Grande Complication models are limited to only 50 watches a year and are one of IWC’s most prestigious timepieces. This watch consists of 659 mechanical parts, bearing in mind that most watches would usually be comprised of around 250 mechanical parts. It also features a perpetual calendar which has the capability of accurately displaying the correct date for the next 500 years and a perpetual moon phase display. The timepiece includes a minute repeating chime which is very unique as the sapphire crystal has been suspended on a membrane comprised of platinum, which accentuates the sound vibrations via the sound transmission pin. This watch was originally produced in 1994 and comes complete with an IWC box and guarantee card.
In addition it has four subsidiary dials displaying date, month, 12 hour recorder and 30 minute recorder. The watch face is made up of white enamel and gold embossed numeric indicators.
This exquisite and unique wristwatch would make a brilliant addition to any collection. This piece is predicted to be auctioned between £60,000 and £80,000.