Sunday Rewind: Split-Seconds Intention With The IWC Caliber 79230

A few weeks back, we brought you an engrossing look at several iterations of the rattrapante, aka. the split-seconds chronograph, and today, we follow that with a technical look at a special offshoot within the world of the rattrapante, the IWC 79230. 

Based upon the architecture of the ETA 7750, the 79230 was designed by the incredibly talented Richard Habring (now of Habring²) as a way to create a robust split-seconds chronograph that could make the most of the 7750 platform. Originally written more than two years ago, if you happen to have missed Jack’s Technical Perspective on this very cool evolution of the rattrapante form and its home in a very cool IWC chronograph – hit the link below. 

Click here to read: “Technical Perspective The Split–Seconds Caliber 79230 And The Original IWC Doppelchronograph Pilot’s Watch”. 

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