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IWC vintage C.1948 jumbo 37mm manual winding Cal.89 in 18KPG with flared lugs

IWC vintage C.1948 jumbo 37mm manual winding Cal.89 in 18KPG with flared lugs
P1744-IWC
Year: 
Circa 1948
Gender: 
Gents
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About This Watch

Vintage. No box or papers.

Once in a while, we will come across a vintage watch in mint condition and this is one of those. Have a look and you would be forgiven to think that this is a new watch but she was made in 1948 & housed in a 37mm solid pink gold case which was a jumbo size at that time as most men were wearing 30mm watches. This was made just 3 years after the devastating World War Two and the world was still recovering from it's horrible effect and only the most wealthy would be able to afford this watch at that time.

She is fitted with the coveted Calibre 89 which was also supplied to the military grade Mark 11 pilot watch. Dial is in mint condition and case seemingly unpolished since new with fancy flared lugs. The movement shines as new while all hallmarks and stamped numbers show crisply. An exceptional vintage not to be missed.

The IWC Calibre 89 was developed in 1946 when the company was picking up the pieces after their factory was bombed out during the War. The British War Ministry needed a new watch for their pilots with a sweep center seconds, IWC promptly responded and the rest is history. This movement was developed by Albert Pellaton, it is robust and well finished against others of it's time. Hence, many Calibre 89 IWC watches are still highly sought after by collectors today and the factory has the parts to restore it for you when necessary.

A new non-IWC 19x14mm strap is fitted. Don't miss this beauty as it would be difficult to find another replacement of this quality again.

*6% GST is included in the advertised price for sales in Malaysia only & discount will be given for cash payment.

Watch Details

Movement Mech. manual winding movt Cal.89, decorated with Côtes de Genève. Signed & numbered
Dimensions 37mm X 43mm X 9.5mm
Glass Acrylic crystal
Case 18K Pink Gold round case in three parts with brushed mid case and polished bezel+snap on back. Unsigned orig. crown
Dial Silvered with applied PG daggers and minute dots. Signed in black
Straps Fitted with a new black lizard leather strap
Hands Pink gold with sweep center seconds
Functions Manual winding & time only
Warranty Comes with Passions warranty
Location Passions Watch @ Bangsar Village Two, 2nd Floor, Lot 12, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: +60322870001