IWC - Hong Kong: Watches Online Auction I Hong Kong Thursday, July 21, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: IWC
    Year: Circa 1990s
    Reference No: 3524
    Case No: 2’629’152
    Model Name: Porsche Design Ocean 2000
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3752, 22 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Titanium IWC bracelet, max length 180mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium IWC deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Ocean 2000 ref. 3524 is an architectural masterpiece created by the collaboration between two powerhouses- IWC and Porsche. A dive watch like none other, it is not only aesthetically futuristic but is also made of titanium—the unorthodox ultra-light metal that is non-corrosive, antimagnetic and hypoallergenic. Granted this civilian watch is water-resistant up to 2000 meters deep, it was inspired by its predecessor, the official watch of the Kampfschwimmer- German combat divers, used for special unit underwater operations.
    Designed by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, creator of the iconic 911, every detail was carefully sculpted with form and function in mind. From its delicately domed crystal, the bead-blasted surfaces, to the perfectly integrated lugs, bracelet and clasp that completely conceal the connections between the links; this gave it its smooth and rounded appearance that feels organic. Encased in a softly chiselled diver’s bezel, the matte black dial sports an inconspicuous date window at 3 that is beautifully complemented by a tritium treated minute track.

    Discontinued in 1998, the present example of this remarkable model is offered in excellent overall condition, an absolute gem for collectors of eccentric and historically relevant timepieces.

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 3524
An iconic and relevant titanium diver's wristwatch with center seconds, date and integrated bracelet

Circa 1990s
42.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$16,000 - 32,000 
€2,000-4,000
$2,100-4,100

Sold for HK$47,880

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia 
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

Hong Kong: Watches Online Auction I

21-27 July 2022 (Registration ends 6pm HKT 26 July)