The Destriero Scafusia (‘Warhorse of Schaffhausen’) is among IWC’s most complicated watches. It features a perpetual calendar, split seconds chronograph, minute repeater and tourbillon. Ref. 1868-12 is housed in a yellow gold case and has a silvered dial with German markings.
|Reference:||IW1868-12 (aka: 1868-12, IW186812)|
|Name:||Destriero Scafusia Yellow Gold / German|
|Produced:||1993 – 2001|
Below is a detailed look at IWC’s model IW1868-12 from Grande Complication watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.
IWC’s Destriero Scafusia Yellow Gold / German (IW1868-12 (aka: 1868-12, IW186812)) was originally released in 1993 – 2001. This watch features a hand-wound movement beating at a frequency of 28800 bph (4 Hz) to provide a 44-hour power reserve when fully wound.
The yellow gold case measures 42.2mm in diameter and roughly 18mm thick, with 22mm lug width. The round case is paired with a silver color dial with feuille-shaped hands, and a roman numerals hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. IWC’s Grande Complication model IW1868-12 water resistance is not available. This does not mean this watch is not water resistant. A display caseback is over the back of the watch case.
The Grande Complication IW1868-12 movement is a powered by caliber 18680 made by IWC. The 76-jewel hand-wound movement is 30mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 28800 semi-oscillations per hour or 4 Hz. This movement offers a 44-hour power reserve.
|Time:||Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds|
How much does the IWC’s Grande Complication IW1868-12 cost? This watch was introduced in 1993 and has been in IWC’s collection for around . This watch is not a limited release. As with most luxury watches, the price of depends on the availability and demand.
CURRENT PRICE: Not Available
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- Brand: IWC
- Model: Destriero Scafusia Yellow Gold / German
- Reference Number: IW1868-12 (aka: 1868-12, IW186812)
- Limited: No
Case & Dial:
- Material: Yellow gold
- Glass: Sapphire
- Back: Display
- Diameter: 42.2
- Thickness: 18
- Lug Width: 22
- Dial Color: Silver
- Indexes: Roman Numerals and Feuille-shaped hands
- Water Resistance: N/A meters
- Winding: Hand-Wound
- Brand: IWC
- Caliber: 18680
- Display: Analog
- Diameter: 30mm
- Jewels: 76
- Power Reserve: 44 hours
- Frequency: 28800 bph
- Functions: Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds
IWC is based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, and was founded in 1868. Its signature lines are the Pilot’s Watches and the Portugieser, while other famous collections are the Aquatimer, Portofino and the Da Vinci. Many of IWC’s designs display a industrial type of beauty not often found in Swiss watchmaking. The same goes for its movements; while of very high standards, they are finished with an … engineers touch rather than that of an artist. One could very well say that IWC’s approach to watchmaking is more German in nature compared to many of its competitors; the ‘form follows function’ adagio is one held in high esteem in Schaffhausen. Notable watches and innovations created by IWC in the past include the digital ‘Pallweber’ pocket watch, the late 1930’s Portugieser, the 1985 Da Vinci with Kurt Klaus perpetual module, the split-seconds mechanism as designed by Richard Habring and the ceramic Da Vinci and Flieger 3705 – introduced many years before the material became fashionable. IWC also pioneered the use of titanium in wristwatches. In recent years, IWC has had a strong focus on in-house movements with prices rising accordingly. IWC is part of the Richemont group.
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