The wonderful caliber 89 IWC featured in today's offering showcases what makes vintage IWC's so special.
It is larger than almost all similar dress style watches from the era. Measuring a full 37mm in diameter without the crown, it is larger than a Rolex Datejust and the same size as a Patek "King Size" ref. 2481.
Powered by one of the most highly-regarded manually wound movements ever made, talked about in the same sentence as Pateks, the watch is rich in technical details.
The movement was designed by IWC's renowned technical director Albert Pellaton and chosen by the company to power their famous Mark 11 military watches.
Housing the fine movement is its elegant 18K gold rose case with large claw lugs. It has a wide "disco volante" style bezel. Its large size and design give it a distinctive and very pleasing style. Our photos couldn't do it justice.
We were fortunate to acquire it with all of its original parts.
Its large case presents as better than near mint with a crisp hallmark. Its dial is bright and clean, previously well-restored.
Our Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components with correct IWC replacements, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $695 value).
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new Teju lizard strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
City of origin: Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Serial no.: 1,264,843
Year built: 1952
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds
Model: Caliber 89
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K rose gold
Case markings (inside): 18K (0.750), IWC, Swiss, 1,232,976
Case condition: Presents as better than mint with a crisp hallmark, two very light creases in the back, and light wear underneath the lugs. Presents beautifully on the wrist.
Dial: Silver, gold baton indexes, outer minute track, previously nicely restored
Hands: Original, gold, 'lances'
Movement type: IWC caliber 89, manually wound, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, shock resistant, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, Breguet balance spring, index regulator
Movement markings: International Watch Co., Swiss
Jewels: 17 rubies
Band: Teju lizard, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unused
Width between lugs: 18mm
Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
Serviced: Our Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components with correct IWC replacements, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $695 value).
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.