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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, December 11, 2014

LOT 34

IWC REF 3770 GRANDE COMPLICATION NO. 02 PLATINUM International Watch Co., Schaffhausen, "Grande Complication," No. 02/50, case No. 2647087, Ref. 3770. Made in a limited edition of 50 pieces in 1994, sold on January 16th, 1998. Very fine and extremely rare, important, minute-repeating, self-winding platinum wristwatch with square button chronograph, registers, secular perpetual calendar, moon phases and a platinum IWC buckle. Accompanied by the original fitted wooden box, warranty card, booklet and an Insurance Valuation by Les Ambassadeurs.

Three-body, solid, polished, case back with 6 screws, inclined bezel, curved straight lugs, screwed-down winding crown, sapphire crystal. White enamel with applied yellow gold baton indexes, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, the date, days of the week, and the months, apertures for the four-digit year and the phases of the moon. Yellow gold baton hands. Cal. 79091, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, 68 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, repeating on gongs activated by a slide on the band.

C. Three-body, solid, polished, case back with 6 screws, inclined bezel, curved straight lugs, screwed-down winding crown, sapphire crystal.
D. White enamel with applied yellow gold baton indexes, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, the date, days of the week, and the months, apertures for the four-digit year and the phases of the moon. Yellow gold baton hands.
M. Cal. 79091, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, 68 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, repeating on gongs activated by a slide on the band.

USD 50,000 - 70,000

HKD 390,000 - 545,000 / CHF 48,000 - 68,000

Sold: USD 62,500


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Notes

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 42 mm. THICKNESS 16 mm.