1961 IWC Vintage Ladies Automatic Watch with Pellaton Engine


Item No. 7923

The very fine ladies automatic IWC featured in today's offering is powered by the superior caliber 44 movement with winding system designed by Albert Pellaton. Extremely well-constructed, this mechanism's ingenious Pellaton system has earned high praise.

When it comes to ladies watches, the focus was and still is normally much more directed to the what's on the outside of the watch than what's on the inside. That is not the case with this watch whose unusually high-quality engine would make most men's watches jealous.

Created in 1959, the caliber 44's winding system shared the same design as the well-known mens 85x series of movements found in IWC's mens dress watches and in Ingenieurs. The 44 was the first ladies "Pellaton" driven watch.

Gisbert Brunner and Christian Pfeiffer-Belli in their work, Wristwatches Armbanduhren Montres-bracelets, proclaimed mens Pellaton winding system based movement "one of the best automatic movements ever built in Switzerland."

And the famous watchmaker Donald de Carle, in his book Complicated Watches and their Repair, stated that IWC's special automatic winding mechanism was "a simple and ingenious system, well constructed and beautifully finished."

It has 100% IWC parts down to the hands and winding crown. It presents in beautiful condition.

The full size case presents as excellent condition with slight wear to the case back. It originally would have been gold plated. On the wrist it presents as just short of mint. Its silver appears original and mint.

Its movement has been overhauled by a Master Watchmaker. Photos of the inside available upon request.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a new leather strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a one-year warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.

This is an opportunity to give your wife or significant other her own special IWC!

  • Manufacturer: IWC
  • City of origin: Schaffhausen, Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 1,602,756
  • Year built: 1961
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic
  • Designed for: Ladies
  • Case material: Base metal - originally would have been gold plated; IWC also made the same watch in stainless steel
  • Case markings (inside): International Watch Co., Swiss, IWC Probus Scafusia hallmark, 1,687,685
  • Case condition: Excellent condition with slight wear to the back. On the wrist it presents as very close to mint.
  • Dial: Silver, Signed International Watch Co. and AUTOMATIC, steel baton indexes, appears original or possibly a flawless refinishing, presents as mint
  • Hands: Original, steel batons
  • Dimensions: 19.5mm wide (without crown), 26mm lugs tip-to-tip
  • Movement markings: International Watch Co., Swiss, C.44, 1,602,756
  • Band: Leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly overhauled.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
  • 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.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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