A rare and fine ceramic and stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with German day and date indication

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: IWC
    Year: Circa 1990s
    Reference No: 3705
    Case No: 2’601’719
    Model Name: Der Fliegerchronograph
    Material: Ceramic and stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 7902, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel buckle
    Dimensions: 39 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The pilot’s chronograph is a rare modern classic that was introduced in 1994 and remained in production only until 1998. According to research performed by Phillips and IWC, only 999 ceramic examples were made, with a larger production number for the reference 3706, the stainless steel model. The reference 3705 has an appeal of machismo and stylish flair with its dark ceramic case — a fully compressed, molded ceramic, not just a surface coating.

    The present example is in excellent overall condition with sharp case and clean original dial with luminous hour markers that have aged beautifully to a warm creamy color. As would be expected of a watch from IWC, the calendar is in German. It is worth noting that the current example is exactly 50 numbers apart from the one sold at STYLED. Timeless Watches & How to Wear Them in New York, December, 2018.

  • 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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Ref. 3705
A rare and fine ceramic and stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with German day and date indication

萬國,「Der Fliegerchronograph」型號3705,陶瓷及精鋼自動上弦腕錶,配日期和德文星期顯示,約1990年代製

Circa 1990s
39 mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$39,000 - 78,000 
$5,000-10,000

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

Phillips & Blackbird: SPORTS

Hong Kong Auction 27 May 2019