A fine and very rare, heavy white gold and diamond set bracelet watch with centre seconds, made for the Sultanate of Oman

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  • Manufacturer: IWC
    Year: 1975
    Reference No: 9212
    Movement No: 2'123'709
    Case No: 2'189'816
    Model Name: Da Vinci
    Material: 18k white gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Automatic, 8541B
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k white gold with bark finish
    Clasp/Buckle: Folding deployment clasp
    Dimensions: 38mm. Width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, dial further stamped with the national emblem of Oman in red

  • Catalogue Essay

    In the late 1960’s and 1970's IWC’s flag ship model was the Da Vinci. The current watch, cased in 18k white gold is powered by the IWC in-house caliber 8541B. The Da Vinci was one of the firms rarest and costliest watches manufactured in the 1960’s and 1970’s. The present watch, made for the Sultanate of Oman is finished throughout with a textured case and bracelet which is remarkably heavy. Its black dial contrasts beautifully with the hour markers composed of diamonds.In exceptional condition, this example is one of the most exclusive designs ever created by IWC.

  • 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. 9212
A fine and very rare, heavy white gold and diamond set bracelet watch with centre seconds, made for the Sultanate of Oman

1975
38mm. Width
Case, dial and movement signed, dial further stamped with the national emblem of Oman in red

Estimate
CHF6,000 - 9,000 

sold for CHF37,500

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Nathalie Monbaron
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