1971 IWC Vintage Mens Full Size Watch, Cal. 8541B Pellaton Automatic - Stainless Steel


Item No. 8089

The superior automatic IWC featured in today's offering is powered by the Albert Pellaton designed Caliber 854B movement. This mechanism's automatic winding system is a technical masterpiece, earning it high praise - Gisbert Brunner and Christian Pfeiffer-Belli in their work, Wristwatches Armbanduhren Montres-bracelets, proclaimed the 85x series "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."

IWC built the movement of this watch in 1971 at the same time they were building their famous Ingenieur line.

Its cool retro case is full size. It measures 35mm in diameter without the crown, in between the size of Rolex Date and Datejust models.

Its parts are original down to its dial, hands, and its original signed winding crown. It has just finished a true expertly done restoration and presents as gorgeous mint.

Its case presents as gorgeous mint with crisp facets on the bezel. On the wrist it presents as perfect mint.

Its royal blue dial has been meticulously restored - the printing could pass as IWC factory done to the naked eye. It came out looking brighter under the photography lights than it does in person - in person it is a rich true royal blue.

As part of the restoration, the movement has been freshly overhauled by a Master Watchmaker.

For the finishing touch it has been equipped it with a brand new calfskin leather strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a one-year warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.

You won't be disappointed - a half-century old IWC that looks like new on the wrist!

  • Manufacturer: IWC
  • City of origin: Schaffhausen, Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 2,043,502
  • Year built: 1971
  • Model: Ref. 1828
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Sweep Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Dimensions: 35mm wide (without crown - 37mm with crown), 41mm lugs tip-to-tip
  • Case condition: It presents as gorgeous mint with crisp facets on the bezel. On the wrist it presents as perfect mint.
  • Case markings (inside): International Watch Co., Swiss, 1828, Acier Inoxydable Staybrite, 2,121,535
  • Dial: Royal blue, Signed International Watch Co. Schaffhausen and AUTOMATIC, faceted baton indexes, outer minute track, expertly restored. It came out looking brighter under the photography lights than it does in person - in person it is a rich true royal blue.
  • Hands: Original, steel batons
  • Jewels: 21 rubies
  • Band: Calfskin leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
  • Movement: IWC caliber 8541, self-winding, rhodium plated and decorated, 21 jewels, Breguet hairspring, shock resistant, precision regulator
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly overhauled by a Master Watchmaker.
  • Timed: Yes, 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 concierge@cotwatches.com 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.

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


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