Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces
New York, Sep 30, 2015
IWC REF. 3236 INGENIEUR EDITION PLASTIKI STEEL International Watch Co., Schaffhausen, Engineer Automatic, case No. 5036421, Ref. 3236. Made in a limited edition of 1000 pieces in 2007 to commemorate the Plastiki Expedition in 2010. 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.
Three-body, polished and brushed, band engraved: ONE OUT OF 1000, screw-down case back and winding crown, case back embossed with the image of the 60' Plastiki catamaran and it's voyage made from San Francisco to Australia, stepped bezel, hooded central lugs, sapphire crystal. Textured off-white with applied steel and black inlay baton indexes and Arabic numerals, outer minute division with 10-minute Arabic markers, aperture for the date. Steel baton hands with black inlay. 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.