IWC - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Spring 2023 Geneva Thursday, March 9, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: IWC
    Year: 2000
    Reference No: 3527
    Case No: 2'762'803
    Model Name: Deep One
    Material: Titainum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 8914, 40 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Titanium IWC bracelet, max length mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium IWC deployant clasp
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by IWC Guarantee dated May 26, 2000, velcro strap, pump, hang tag, additional velcro strap, product literature, presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    -Introduced in 1999, the IWC Deep One was the first wristwatch in the world to have the combination of mechanical depth gauge, maximum depth display and a rotating bezel to show dive time. It is a "holy grail" of sorts to IWC collectors. The Deep One was part of IWC’s GST (Gold, Steel, Titanium) sport watch line.

    -Depth is calculated through a Bourdon tube which can be found within the case - it is like a mechanical pressure-sensing element. When water enters the coil tube, the tube becomes rigid. The pressure is then indicated on the dial with a white skeletonized arrow hand. When one pushes the crown at 4 o’clock the calibration of the depth hands resets to zero. The Bourdon tube inside the Deep One was created by non other than Richard Habring himself. Given the labour intensive process of creating the wristwatch, it is rumoured that less than 1000 examples were produced.

    -The present example is preserved in excellent and barely worn condition and is offered as an extremely full set with its International Guarantee dated May 26, 2000, product literature, additional strap, presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Artist Biography


    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. 3527
A rare and attractive titanium wristwatch with guarantee, pump, additional strap and presentation box

Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF5,000 - 10,000 

Sold for CHF19,050

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Spring 2023

9 - 16 March 2023