IL Destriero Scafusia When it comes to the most complicated timepieces, the International Watch Company has created one of the most spectacular examples. Produced to be released on their 125th anniversary in 1993, the IL Destriero Scafusia was the world’s most complicated wristwatch created to date.

IL Destriero Scafusia which means “The Warhorse of Schaffhausen,” was designed by a young watchmaker named Richard Habring. The Destriero was painstakingly created from 750 individual parts, and has a total of 21 complex functions and displays. This watch is limited to just 125 pieces and only about 10 per year were produced until 2003.

The 42.5mm case was made in either 22 carat rose gold or solid platinum. The elegantly hand engraved back was fitted with a see-through case back made from non-reflecting sapphire crystal. The movement created for this watch is the Caliber 1868-15.75 which not only has 750 parts, but also contains 76 jewels for the minimal amount of friction. The tourbillon alone contains 100 individual parts.

On the silver dial are four sub-dials, with three of the dials serving an alternate purpose. The moonphase dial which doubles as the 30 minute chronograph totalizer is at the 12 o’clock position. At 3 o’clock is the date, followed by the month and 12 hour chronograph totalizer at 6 o’clock. There is also four digit year display in between the seventh and eighth hour. The final sub-dial at the 9 o’clock position is for day and constant second. In addition to all of these functions there is an integrated flying tourbillion that can be seen on back of the watch.

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