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  • Manufacturer: IWC
    Year: 1962
    Reference No: 521
    Movement No: 1’584’178
    Case No: 1’659’428
    Model Name: “Shark Fin”
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal.89
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Gold-plated steel buckle
    Dimensions: 37 mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Affectionately dubbed by collectors as “Shark Fin”, the present lot is a fine vintage wristwatch with a classic design which features lugs shaped like shark fins. The watch is housed in a 37-mm. 18K rose gold case which is very rare for its era. Adding an element of intrigue, the old IWC logo is shown on the dial with the full text “International Watch Co. Schaffhausen”. Delicate dauphine hands further complete the clean classic look of this fine-looking timepiece.

    The present wristwatch is fitted with a manual caliber 89 - one of their most famous movements distinguished for its long-lasting lifespan and outstanding precision. The last of these movements were produced in the 70s. As a cornerstone of IWC, it has been used in a wide array of watch models throughout the years.

    According to the archival information from IWC, the watch was sold on October 26, 1962 to the Zurich-based wholesaler Siber & Hegner.

  • Artist Biography

    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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THIS LOT IS TO BE SOLD WITH NO RESERVE

989

Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 521
A fine and rare pink gold wristwatch with sweep center seconds

1962
37 mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$25,000 - 40,000 
€2,800-4,400
$3,200-5,100

Sold for HK$40,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018