• 1950’s IWC - International Watch Co – in solid 18K yellow gold<br>caliber C89
  • 1950’s IWC - International Watch Co – in solid 18K yellow gold<br>caliber C89
  • 1950’s IWC - International Watch Co – in solid 18K yellow gold<br>caliber C89
  • 1950’s IWC - International Watch Co – in solid 18K yellow gold<br>caliber C89
  • 1950’s IWC - International Watch Co – in solid 18K yellow gold<br>caliber C89
  • 1950’s IWC - International Watch Co – in solid 18K yellow gold<br>caliber C89
  • 1950’s IWC - International Watch Co – in solid 18K yellow gold<br>caliber C89
  • 1950’s IWC - International Watch Co – in solid 18K yellow gold<br>caliber C89

1950’s IWC - International Watch Co – in solid 18K yellow gold caliber C89

Brand:International Watch Co
Model:Calatrava style
Year:1950’s
Material:18K solid yellow gold
Size - diameter excluding winding crown:37mm
Size - length including lugs:43mm
Condition:Mint
Price:$4,500

1950’s IWC - International Watch Co – in solid 18K yellow gold caliber C89

When simplicity meets beauty you make a magnificent IWC in solid yellow gold. The watch has a creamy yellow original dial. There is a large sub dial at 6 o’clock for the seconds. The watch has Arabic gold numerals for 3, 9 and 12 and batons for every five minutes and dots for every minute. The hands are in gold with “Dauphine” style. The size of the watch is a large 37mm. The case is in 18K gold with the following inscription inside the back case – hammer 170 – Lady face mark - .750 – 18K – the original IWC logo and then the numbers 1269547. The movement is an IWC caliber C89 with number #1253757 and inscription International Watch Co – Swiss. The watch comes with a brown alligator strap. The width between lugs is18mm.Fully serviced and perfect working condition.

History

The company was founded in 1841 by Florentine A. Jones in the small town of Rummey in the United States. When he turned 14, Jones moved to Boston to work with watchmakers and then move again in 1868 to Schaffhausen. His goal was to make cheap pocket watches for the US market using the industrial techniques. In 1869, he signed a lease with Johann Heinrich Moser where 2 years later the first pocket watches were produced. 1875 was the year of the first company bankruptcy followed by a second bankruptcy in 1879. Then the company is acquired by the Swiss industrial family Rauschenbach. In 1978, Instek AG bought the company. In 2000, the company is sold again to the Richemont group. Calibers of the brand are mythical as the “Jones”, “Mega” or “Pellaton”. IWC brand is particularly known in the world of aviation with the model “Mark 11”. IWC has also worked with “Porsche Design” and today IWC is particularly famous for this “Portuguese” model.

Technical details

Manual wind movement with IWC caliber C89 with number #1253757 and inscription International Watch Co – Swiss. It has 17 jewels with 18,000 bph.

Measurements

Diameter excluding winding crown: 37mm
Length including lugs: 43mm

Price: $4,500