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IWC presents “It’s Complicated”, a cultural history of complications. This podcast series is a historical journey through the development of our complications as told by the people who were there. They share their personal stories of what went on behind the scenes at IWC and the impact their experiences had on their careers. “It’s Complicated” also looks ahead to what’s in store for the future of complications and the watchmaking industry as a whole.

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IWC presents “It’s Complicated”, a cultural history of complications. This podcast series is a historical journey through the development of our complications as told by the people who were there. They share their personal stories of what went on behind the scenes at IWC and the impact their experiences had on their careers. “It’s Complicated” also looks ahead to what’s in store for the future of complications and the watchmaking industry as a whole.

    Episode IV: The History of Tourbillon

    Episode IV: The History of Tourbillon

    IWC's David Seyffer and Thomas Gaumann detail the history of the tourbillon, including IWC’s “Tourbillon school” which rose as a result of the quartz crisis and the activities of the IWC watchmaking school of the 70s and 80s.
     
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    • 42 min
    Episode III: The Future of Complications

    Episode III: The Future of Complications

    A watch complication is a steady, dependable function of a watch. So what can a collector or enthusiast look forward to in terms of complication innovation? IWC's Walter Volpers takes a look at the future of complications and discusses why watches and sustainability go hand in hand.
     
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    • 43 min
    Episode II: The Scafusias: The Il Destriero and the Sidéral

    Episode II: The Scafusias: The Il Destriero and the Sidéral

    Hannes Pantli joins us to share the story of his role in saving IWC during the quartz crisis and to discuss two of the most complicated watches IWC has made – the Destriero Scafusia and the Sideral Scafusia. Pantli reveals what the company wanted to achieve with these works of horological art and a lot more.
     
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    • 30 min
    Episode I: Mission Perpetual

    Episode I: Mission Perpetual

    We start the series with IWC master watchmaker Kurt Klaus and up-and-coming IWC watchmaker Robin Gilbert. The pair discuss their journey to becoming watchmakers and the story behind Klaus' innovation of the perpetual calendar complication.
     
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    • 34 min
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    IWC presents “It’s Complicated”, a cultural history of complications. This podcast series is a historical journey through the development of our complications as told by the people who were there. They share their personal stories of what went on behind the scenes at IWC and the impact their experiences had on their careers. “It’s Complicated” also looks ahead to what’s in store for the future of complications and the watchmaking industry as a whole.
     
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