A stunning gents stainless steel automatic watch from the International Watch Company (IWC), one of the most prestigious watchmakers in the world. This example dates to 1961 and is in excellent overall condition. The case and dial present very well indeed and the freshly oiled and adjusted cal. C853 movement, considered by aficionados to be the best movement ever produced by IWC, is running perfectly and keeping time. This timepiece is triple 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 collectors 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 with elegance and understated class.
Case: made of stainless steel, in very good condition measuring approximately 35 mm across, excluding the crown and 43 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 Schafusia”.
Dial: in excellent condition, 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 just been professionally and faithfully restored to a high standard, back to as it looked when new.
Movement: cal C853 IWC automatic movement with 17 jewels, freshly oiled and adjusted, running perfectly and keeping time. Signed “International Watch Co. Swiss”, the serial number dates the watch to 1961.
Strap: fitted with a generic brown stitched and lightly padded leather lizard grain strap, which attached to the watch measures approximately 214 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.