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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2019

LOT 76

IWC MARK IX ‘’SPECIAL WATCH FOR PILOT’’

Fine and very rare, water-resistant, stainless steel aviator’s wristwatch with inner revolving bezel.

Brand IWC

Model Mark IX

Year Circa 1938

Movement No. 1’010’248

Calibre  83

Case No. 983’872

Bracelet Later IWC stainless steel buckle

Dimensions 37 mm

Signature Case, Dial and Movement.

Accessories Extract from the archives, repair guarantee card from 2001

CHF 8,000 - 14,000

HKD 64,000 - 112,000 / USD 8,000 - 14,000

Sold: CHF 13,750


Grading System
Grade:

Exceptional

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-6-01

Very good

Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original


Notes

 The IWC, Mark IX, known as the special Pilot’s watch, was the first of the specially made watches for military use. Equipped with the caliber 83 that was shock resistant and tested to extreme temperature variations as needed in the aircraft cockpits of the time. Large radium numerals, a inner revolving bezel and a large 37 mm case for the time are the perfect combination to make this a collectible watch even today. It comes with an extract from the archives and was serviced by IWC in 2001.