A rare, highly attractive, oversized stainless steel wristwatch with two-tone champagne sector dial

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  • Manufacturer: IWC
    Year: Circa 1945
    Movement No: 983'876
    Case No: 1'029'635
    Model Name: "Hermet"
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 83, 15 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    This hardly ever seen oversized IWC is a wonderful example of the timeless elegance of vintage wristwatches from the 1940s.

    The watch, known as the “Hermet”, has a tightly sealed case back and inset crown, protecting it against humidity and dust. The watch eloquently embodies the spirit of the 1940s with its sense of classicism and strong lines.

    The 38mm stepped case is in very attractive condition with sharp lugs and attractive proportions. Enhancing the watch's overall beauty is the two-tone champagne colored sector dial with large Arabic numerals and luminous indexes, making it amongst the most attractive and sophisticated dial designs of its era.

    The manual wind caliber 83 giving life to this watch is tastefully finished with beveled and polished angles and Geneva waves.

    The present timepiece is a wonderful example of IWC’s attractive vintage watches which would definitively have its place in a vintage watch collection.

  • 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

A rare, highly attractive, oversized stainless steel wristwatch with two-tone champagne sector dial

Circa 1945
38mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF2,500 - 5,000 
€2,200-4,400
$2,600-5,100

sold for CHF8,750

Contact Specialist
Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Sale
+41 22 317 81 89
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction: EIGHT

Geneva Auction 10-11 November 2018