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  • Manufacturer: IWC
    Year: Circa 1996
    Reference No: 3751-003
    Case No: No. 289/500, 2'634'639
    Model Name: Da Vinci
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 79251, 43 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black IWC crocodile strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum IWC buckle
    Dimensions: 39mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With IWC Garantie card stamped by Hong Kong retailer King Fook dated 22 June 1997, instruction booklets, sale tags, sealed glass vial with years 2200-2499 component and presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    One of IWC's most recognizable complicated timepieces, the Da Vinci series had its beginnings as a quartz movement watch. The first model, from 1969, featured the Beta 21 quartz movement, and was the brand's answer toward bold masculine watches with a casual everyday feel. The brand moved away from quartz movements in 1985 when they released their now iconic masterpiece, the Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar with rounded case and articulated lugs. Over the years, the style has stayed the same, but with variations, from ceramic examples to lady’s watches and in 1995, IWC released the reference 3571 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Da Vinci model, featuring a split seconds chronograph addition to the perpetual calendar movement.

    The present example in platinum, number 289 of 500, features the classic Da Vinci visual code with rounded case, articulated lugs and full year window indication. In excellent condition, this is the perfect addition for connoisseurs of classic complicated timekeeping.

  • 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. 3751-003
A fine platinum perpetual calendar split seconds chronograph wristwatch with moon phase, leap year indicator and year display, numbered 289 of a limited edition of 500 pieces

Circa 1996
39mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$90,000 - 150,000 

Sold for HK$100,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE

Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2017