An attractive stainless steel wristwatch with “tropical" dial

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  • Manufacturer: IWC
    Year: Circa 1942
    Movement No: 1'027'053
    Case No: 1'060'087
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 83
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel
    Dimensions: 38mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present IWC caliber 83 has remained in remarkably good condition since it left the factory on April 7th, 1942 and sold to Weinstabl, Prague. While the case has seen at least one sympathetic polish it retains its strong proportions and clean line. The dial has aged over the years and turned a lovely golden brown hue, which is uniform throughout, giving the watch a star quality. The hue of the dial is perfectly complimentary to the stainless steel. This is a rare chance to own a watch from the 1940's that has been well maintained and with the rare tropical dial.

  • 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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FROM AN IMPORTANT ASIAN COLLECTOR

IWC

An attractive stainless steel wristwatch with “tropical" dial

萬國,精鋼腕錶,配「Tropical」棕色錶盤,約1942年製。

Circa 1942
38mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$60,000 - 100,000 
€6,600-11,000
$7,700-12,800

sold for HK$200,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX

Hong Kong Auction 29 May 2018