A gents stainless steel automatic watch from the International Watch Company (IWC), one of the most prestigious watchmakers in the world.This example dates to 1951 and is in excellent overall condition.The case and dial present very well indeed and the cal. C852 movement is running perfectly and keeping time. This timepiece is signed on the dial, case and movement.
An IWC watch is a high end connoisseur’s watch made by a low volume elite company which has a reputation among aficionados for producing some of the finest quality watches in the world.The movements in these watches are pure works of art and of a quality which is second to none. To those who have only a passing interest in top quality watches, an IWC watch is not immediately obvious as a high end timepiece but at auctions, hammer prices of IWC models often surpass the levels reached by more well known high end makes. IWC watches are truly remarkable and HIGHLY sought after by collectors (who must have at least one) as well people wanting to wear a watch possessing elegance and understated class.
Case: stainless steel, in great condition, measuring approximately 34 mm across, excluding the crown and 41 mm from lug to lug. The inside of the rear cover is fully signed by IWC and includes the famous circular logo containing the words “IWC Probus Scafusia”.The case shows the inevitable signs of careful use over the years but absolutely no signs of abuse, dents, or scratches of any significance that I could see to draw to your attention.
Dial: in pristine condition, finished in black enamel and signed “International Watch Co. Schaffhausen Automatic Swiss”. The hours are marked by silver coloured batons and the hands are in good shape. The crystal is clean and clear. The dial has recently been professionally restored to a very high standard.
Movement: cal C852 IWC automatic movement with 17 jewels, recently cleaned, oiled and adjusted, running perfectly and keeping time. Signed “International Watch Co. Swiss”, the serial number dates the watch to 1951.
Strap: fitted with a generic black leather crocodile grain strap, which attached to the watch measures approximately 225 mm from buckle tip to last hole.
IWC vintage watches do not come up for sale very often due to their rarity.An IWC timepiece is a risk averse investment which will increase steadily in value over time as well as a stylish watch to wear. Do not miss the opportunity to buy this fabulous watch.