Lot No. 437 (93rd Auction)
International Watch Co., Schaffhausen, Movement No. 1167812, Case No. 1190204, Cal. 89, 37 mm, circa 1948

A gentleman's very fine classical vintage wristwatch with centre seconds and calibre 89
Case: 18k gold, push back. Dial: black. Movm.: bridge movement, Glucydur screw balance.

This marvellous classic wristwatch in its yellow gold case has a rare black dial and is fitted with the legendary IWC calibre 89 . In 1946 Albert Pellaton – who was IWC’s technical director at the time – designed this high precision movement type with sweeping seconds hand. Only two years later, in 1948, the Mark XI aviator’s watches were produced with this revolutionary calibre.
Estimate  2,500 - 4,500 €
This is a lot of a former auction!

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