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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, Mar 21, 2020

LOT 199

INTERNATIONAL WATCH & CO, MARK IX, PILOT WRISTWATCH, STEEL

Fine and very rare, stainless steel, manual-winding aviator's wristwatch, inner revolving bezel, black dial with large radium Arabic numerals and subsidiary seconds at 6.

Brand IWC

Model Mark IX

Year Sold on August 18th 1937

Bracelet NATO strap

Numbers 987932

Caliber 83, 12", no. 945760

Dimensions 37 mm.

Signature Case, dial and movement

Accessories Original box, Extract from the Archives and information sheet copy

CHF 8,000 - 13,000

USD 8,200 - 13,300 / HKD 64,000 - 103,000

Sold: CHF 25,000


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2-9

Very good

Scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-10-01

Good

Slightly oxidized

Patinated

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, an inner revolving bezel and a large 37mm.case for the time are the perfect combination to make this a collectible watch even today. This present example was sold on August 18th, 1937 and is accompanied with its original box and its Extract from the Archives.