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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, February 22, 2014

LOT 173

IWC REF. 3548 COUSTEAU AQUATIMER STEEL International Watch Co., Schaffhausen, Aquatimer Automatic- Cousteau Divers, No. 708 / 1953, case No. 3058789, Ref. 3548. Made in a limited edition of 1953 pieces in 2004 to commemorate Cousteau's first Red Sea expedition. Fine, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel diver's wristwatch with date, rubber strap and a stainless steel IWC buckle. Accompanied by the original fitted box, tool, guarantee and instruction manual.

Three-body, polished and brushed, screw down case back and crown, the crown at 4 rotates the graduated unidirectional inner bezel with 15-minute orange indicator, back engraved with Alcyone insignia, sapphire crystal Midnight blue with luminous baton indexes, aperture for the date, outer seconds/minute divisions. Luminous white hour and orange minute baton hands, orange-tipped seconds hand Cal. C. 30110, rhodium-plated, 23 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self compensating flat balance spring, hack mechanism.

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screw down case back and crown, the crown at 4 rotates the graduated unidirectional inner bezel with 15-minute orange indicator, back engraved with Alcyone insignia, sapphire crystal
D. Midnight blue with luminous baton indexes, aperture for the date, outer seconds/minute divisions. Luminous white hour and orange minute baton hands, orange-tipped seconds hand
M. Cal. C. 30110, rhodium-plated, 23 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self compensating flat balance spring, hack mechanism.

HKD 24,000 - 32,000

USD 3,100 - 4,100 / CHF 2,800 - 3,800

Sold: HKD 45,000


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 1

As new

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original

Notes

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 42 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm.