Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Dec 11, 2013

LOT 31

IWC REF. 3234 INGENIEUR EDITION ZINEDINE ZIDANE STEEL International Watch Co., Schaffhausen, Engineer Automatic, No. 273/1000, case No. 3433312, Ref. 3234. Made in a limited edition of 1000 pieces in 2007 to commemorate Zinedine Zidane's World Soccer Championship in 1998 and 2006. Fine, large, tonneau-shaped, center seconds, self-winding, water- resistant, anti-magnetic, stainless steel wristwatch with date and a stainless steel IWC buckle. Accompanied by the original fitted box, guarantee and instruction booklet.

USD 4,500 - 6,500

HKD 35,000 - 50,000 / CHF 4,300 - 6,200

Sold: USD 5,750

Three-body, polished and brushed, screw-down case back and winding crown, case back engraved with a portrait of Zidane, his signature and dedication, stepped bezel, hooded central lugs, sapphire crystal. Blue with applied steel luminous baton indexes and red inlay Arabic 10, outer minute division with 5-minute red Arabic markers, aperture for the date. Luminous steel baton hands. Cal. 51112, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes and oeil-de-perdrix decoration, 28 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, adjusted to five positions, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, hack mechanism.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Dial case and movement signed. DIM. 44 x 54 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm.