The minute repeater is a great complication fascinated by its complexity but also its translation time, and its style is poetic. This special watch is published in 500 copies a marvel that gives us another reading time.
It indicates the number of hours since 12am with a bass sound, the number of quarter hours elapsed since the beginning of time with alternating high and low sounds and finally the number of minutes since the last quarter of time with a high-pitched sound.
Enjoy this exceptional timepiece sound clarity, the appropriate volume and size quite reasonable to include a mechanism for such complexity. A marvel as it should be represented by the watch IWC Portuguese Minute Repeater.
We prepared several uses the origins of this complication. The minute repeater invented in 1750 by Thomas Mudge was created to be the time at night, because at that time no electricity; there was no other way to have a notion of time. Others argue that this technique is particularly used to give time to the visually impaired. Brand IWC for its fact parallel with the measurement of time on the high seas for the Portuguese explorers, because at the time were already in use a sound to perceive the notion of time.
The minute repeater is integrated with a watch that says, demand, exact by a complex system of rings hour mechanism.
In the repeater mechanism, more than two hundred pieces work in perfect harmony, as in a mechanical orchestra. Minute repeaters generally indicate hours a bass sound, quarter by a high-low sequence and minutes by a high-pitched sound.
Once your watch is armed, you engage the lever fully, and it will trigger the gear train, which will itself operate two hammers come knocking two miniature bells, called stamps.
Minimum limited Edition of 500 pieces
Mechanical movement along with the features of manual winding
Glass sapphire and cream dial
Arabic numerals with hands Rose Gold 750 per 1000 (18k)
Small seconds and minute repeater for time duration
Crocodile strap and folding buckle Rose Gold 750 per 1000 (18k)