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Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

New York, Sep 14, 2011

LOT 138

IWC - B-UHR - WORLD WAR II - GERMAN AIR FORCE (LUFTWAFFE) International Watch Co., movement No. 1013902, case No. 1033302, Ref. 431, request No. FL 23883. Made in 1940 for the German Air Force, sold September 24. 1940. Very fine and extremely rare, oversized, center seconds, anti-magnetic, anti-corrosion stainless steel military pilot?s wristwatch with indirect seconds and a very long aviator?s leather strap. Accompanied by the Certificate of Origin and an IWC service warranty dated April 4th, 1989.

C. Four-body, matte gray, inclined bezel, concave lugs, large winding crown, stainless steel anti-magnetic lunette to protect the movement against magnetic fi elds, snap-on case back, band engraved ?FL 23883.? D. Black with luminous Arabic numerals and baton indexes, outer minute/seconds track. Luminous blued steel lozenge hands. M. Cal 52 T, gilt brass, 15 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, swan neck micrometer regulator, hack mechanism. Case and movement signed. Diam. 55 mm. Thickness 17 mm.

USD 40,000 - 50,000

CHF 30,000 - 40,000 / EUR 28,000 - 35,000

Sold: USD 33,750

Grading System
Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original