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Geneva, Oct 14, 2007

LOT 465

Platinum "Mark XII" International Watch Co., Schaffhausen, ?Mark XII,? Automatic, No. 125/500, case No. 26522420, Ref. 3241. Made in a limited edition of 500 examples in 1993. Fine and rare, center-seconds, selfwinding, water-resistant, platinum aviator?s wristwatch with date and a platinum IWC buckle. Accompanied by a fitted box and certificate.

CHF 11,000 - 13,000

EUR 6,700 - 8,000 / USD 9,000 - 11,000

Sold: CHF 12,980

C. Two-body, solid, polished and brushed, soft iron core to provide an antimagnetic shield, concave lugs, screwed-down case back and winding crown, domed sapphire crystal. D. Blue with silver painted Arabic numerals and luminous geometric markers, aperture for the date. Luminous steel ?baton? hands. M. Cal. 884/2, rhodium-plated, 36 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 36 mm. Thickness: 10 mm. Property of an Swiss collector

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2

Very good

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


?Die Fliegeruhr Mark IX - XV?
IWC?s first aviator?s wristwatch was produced in the 1930s and sparked a succession of aviator?s watches, now famous as the ?Mark? line. The present example, the ?Mark XII,? was introduced in 1993, almost 50 years after the ?Mark XI.? In 1999, IWC launched the ?Mark XV,? a major change with different movement and slightly larger case.