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Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

New York, Sep 14, 2011

LOT 158

IWC - FLIEGERUHR PERPETUAL CALENDAR FOR WEMPE International Watch Co., Schaffhausen, "Fliegeruhr Perpetual Calendar?, No. 31/50, case No. 2948731, Ref. 3757. Made in a limited edition of 50 examples for the 125th anniversary of Juwelier Wempe in 2003, sold on May 6, 2003. Fine and rare, large, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, secular perpetual calendar, moon phases and a stainless steel IWC deployant clasp. Accompanied by original fitted box, guarantee (now void), booklets and replacement calendar.

C. Two-body, polished and brushed, soft iron core to provide an antimagnetic shield, concave lugs, screwed-down case back and winding crown, sapphire crystal. D. Black with painted luminous baton and triangular indexes, Arabic numerals, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, the days of the month, the week, apertures for the moon phases and for the year display with 4 digits until 2499. Luminous steel baton hands. M. Cal. 79261, gilt brass, 39 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating fl at balance spring, hack mechanism. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 42 mm. Thickness: 16 mm.

USD 14,000 - 18,000

CHF 11,000 - 14,000 / EUR 10,000 - 13,000

Sold: USD 18,750


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original