Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 11, 2012

LOT 391

IWC REF. 3548 COUSTEAU AQUATIMER International Watch Co., Schaffhausen, ?Aquatimer - Cousteau Divers?, No. 833/1953, case No. 3087892, Ref. 3548. Made in a limited edition of 1953 pieces in 2004 to commemorate Cousteau?s first Red Sea expedition. Fine, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel diver's wristwatch with date, blue rubber strap and stainless steel IWC buckle.

CHF 2,000 - 4,000

USD 2,200 - 4,500 / EUR 1,700 - 3,300

Sold: CHF 3,000

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, the crown at 4 rotates the 60-minute disc, back engraved with ?Alcyone? insignia, graduated inner unidirectional rotating disc with luminous orange 15-minute indicator, sapphire crystal. D. Midnight blue with luminous baton indexes, aperture for the date, outer seconds/minute divisions. Luminous white hour and orange minute baton hands, orange-tipped seconds hand. M. Cal. C. 30110, rhodium-plated, 23 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 13 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original