Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, May 10, 2020

LOT 165

IWC - Ref. 3799, split-seconds chronograph, minute and hour recorders, date, day; “Pilot”, “Double Chronograph”; limited edition of 50 pieces made for Carlson, Hong Kong; ceramic and titanium

HKD 50,000 - 60,000

USD 6,500 - 7,700 / EUR 6,000 - 7,200 / CHF 6,500 - 7,700

Sold: HKD 68,750

Ceramic and titanium, self-winding, tonneau-shaped, large aviator’s wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back, blue navy colour dial with large suspended Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds at 9 and six horological complications: • 1/6 second chronograph (activated by the two rectangular push-pieces) • Split-seconds (activated by the round push-piece located on the case-band at 11 o’clock) • 30-minute recorder (subsidiary dial at 12 o’clock) • 12-hour recorder (subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock) • Date of the month (vertical aperture at 3 o’clock) • Day of the week (aperture at 3 o’clock; indications given in English).

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 1 *
Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original

Brand International Watch Co., Schaffhausen / Schaffhouse

Model “Pilot”, “Double Chronograph”

Reference 3799

Year Circa 2001

Case No. 3 322 368

Material ceramic and titanium

Bracelet black leather IWC strap

Buckle titanium IWC deployant clasp

Caliber 79230 (based on ETA 7750)

Height 60 mm.

Width 46 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original fitted box, certificate or origin, instruction booklet, service guarantee


IWC, Ref. 3799 “Double Chronograph” or “Doppelchronograph”, for Carlson, Hong Kong
This reference was especially made the Carlson boutique in Hong Kong, in only 50 examples, in 2001.
This special edition of the IWC split-seconds chronograph (or “Doppelchronograph”) features a blue navy dial in a black ceramic and titanium case. It does not have the “Top Gun” logos on the case unlike other “Top Gun” edition wristwatches from IWC.
The cases of the Pilot’s “Double Chronograph” “Top Gun” edition – but also this “Carlson” edition - are made of black high-tech ceramic; the crown, push-buttons and back cover of matt grey titanium.
The calibre 79230 (21 600 b / h) chronograph movement is protected against magnetic fields by a soft-iron inner case and, thanks to its split-seconds hand, can be used to measure intermediate times. The date display is reminiscent of an altimeter.