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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 08, 2020

LOT 221

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

Movement No. 987932

Bracelet NATO strap

Caliber 83, 12”, no. 945760

Dimensions 37 mm

Signature Case, Dial and Movement

Accessories Original box, Extract from the Archives and infor- mation sheet copy

CHF 5,000 - 8,000

HKD 40,000 - 64,000 / USD 5,000 - 8,000

Sold: CHF 6,875


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2-9

Very good

Scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-10-55-01-05

Good

Slightly oxidized

Patinated

Luminous material reapplied

HANDS Original

HANDS Luminous material reapplied


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.