The heart of our 18k IWC is the superb IWC calibre 8541B which is regarded as one of the best movements ever produced not only by IWC but any watchmaking company in the world. This IWC movement was designed by Albert Pellaton who was the technical director of IWC, and this automatic movement has an ingenious system that included the ability for the automatic rotor to wind the watch regardless of which direction the rotor was turning. Fitted with a micro-regulator to guarantee accuracy and this among various other features make this one of the most accurate and well regarded watch movements in any watch back then and even today more than 40 years later.
When choosing a good dress watch, one should be conscious of it's role: A dress watch should not leap from the wrist, declaring its presence obnoxiously to onlookers. It should be a subtle companion that accents the wearer and his outfit, ideally a precious metal. A dress watch should also be simple and clean, without the noise of chronograph or other functions. With a solid 18K yellow gold case, this IWC Schaffhausen fits the bill for wrist attire in any setting where a little class goes a long way.
Object nr: 215
Movement: Cal. 8541B Nr: 2072xxxx
Material: 18k solid gold
Original crown: Yes
Dimensions: 34.5 mm without crown.
Strap/Bracelet: A vintage brown leather strap
Lug Width: 18mm
Serviced: Yes, and under warranty until 22-05-01
This lovely vintage IWC from 1973 is in stunning condition. All correct IWC nomenclature of the period and full serial number are present inside the caseback. Lovely dial with applied markers in very good condition. In-house Caliber 8541B full rotor movement automatic winding system.
The case is unpolished and got all lines and bevels well preserved. The case back got some minor scuffs but nothing spectacular. The crown is original, so is also the dial.
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