A fine and rare stainless steel wristwatch with centre seconds, date and bracelet

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  • Manufacturer: IWC
    Year: 1969
    Reference No: 812 AD
    Movement No: 2'151'730
    Case No: 1'937'720
    Model Name: Aquatimer
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 8541 B
    Bracelet/Strap: Original IWC and Gay Frères stainless steel bracelet, max. length 209mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Folding deployant stainless steel clasp
    Dimensions: 37mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    IWC came to the production of dive watches quite late compared to other brands, releasing its first aptly named ‘Aquatimer’ in 1967.

    The model 812 AD used two crowns; one for the handset and one for the internal timing bezel. The movement used was IWC's in-house calibre 8541 with the fabled Pellaton winding system, the same movement used in the ‘Ingenieur’ models.

    This example is presented in wonderful original condition. The case has never been exposed to careless polishing and retains its full body and sharp angles to the facets of the lugs. A must for the aficionado of this iconic model, the watch is furthermore accompanied by its original Gay Frères-IWC brick link bracelet.

  • Maker Bio

    IWC

    Swiss • 1868

    With a clear focus on technology and development, the Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has been producing timepieces of lasting value since 1868. The company has gained an international reputation based on a passion for innovative solutions and technical ingenuity. One of the world's leading brands in the luxury watch segment, IWC crafts masterpieces of haute horlogerie at their finest, combining high precision with masculine design. Vintage wristwatches such as the oversized Portugieser, Aquatimer, Ingenieur and the B-UHR pilots watch are especially desirable for collectors.

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IWC

Ref. 812 AD
A fine and rare stainless steel wristwatch with centre seconds, date and bracelet

1969
37mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF7,000 - 9,000 

sold for CHF20,000

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Nathalie Monbaron
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The Geneva Watch Auction: TWO

Geneva Auction 7 & 8 November 2015 6:30pm