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

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  • Manufacturer: IWC
    Year: Circa 2019
    Reference No: IW377724
    Case No: 5’707’254
    Model Name: Pilot’s Watch Chronograph
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 79320, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel IWC pin buckle
    Dimensions: 43mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by IWC international guarantee stamped IWC New Bond Street UK dated 13th March 2019, instruction manual, product literature, cloth, invoice, additional NATO strap, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    With an important heritage in creating some of the most iconic pilot’s wristwatches, IWC introduced their very first example in 1936 named the ‘Special Pilot’s Watch’. Featuring an oversized stainless steel case, it featured most notably a triangular index at 12 o’clock with large Arabic numerals and an oversized half-onion crown, an anti-magnetic escapement and luminescent material on the dial. With enlarged features, the watch was designed to be worn over the sleeve of a flying suit.

    Still known today for their pilot’s chronograph timepieces, the firm has released various iterations over the years due to its iconic success and its importance to the firm’s heritage. In 2018, the firm released the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph ref. IW377724 featuring a 43mm diameter stainless steel case. With a day and date complication, its dial design retains its signature features such as the oversized Arabic numerals, its triangular index at 12 o’clock and most importantly, the iconic baton-shaped Mark XI hands with a squared-off tip on the hour hand. To give the timepiece a vintage appeal, the luminous material on the hands and indexes has been coloured to a warm buttery hue to imitate vintage examples that develop a patina over time. Wonderfully executed, the modern iteration retains its true essence of a pilot’s chronograph wristwatch from the firm.

    Offered with its full set of accessories and preserved in excellent overall condition. This present example is a timeless classic that can be worn casually and with a suit.

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. IW377724
A fine and attractive stainless steel pilot’s chronograph wristwatch with day, date, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2019
43mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for HK$37,800

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Thomas Perazzi
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Hong Kong: Watches Online Auction I

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