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    Sale 2392

    Important Watches

    29 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2824

    IWC. A FINE AND LARGE LIMITED EDITION 18K PINK GOLD WRISTWATCH

    SIGNED IWC, SCHAFFHAUSEN, MODEL "PORTUGUESE F. A. JONES", NO. 263/1000, REF. 5442, CIRCA 2005

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    IWC. A FINE AND LARGE LIMITED EDITION 18K PINK GOLD WRISTWATCH
    SIGNED IWC, SCHAFFHAUSEN, MODEL "PORTUGUESE F. A. JONES", NO. 263/1000, REF. 5442, CIRCA 2005

    Cal. Jones 98290 hand-engraved three-quarter plate nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, screwed gold chatons, mono-metallic balance adjusted in 5 positions, elongated index precision regulator, the white silvered dial with gold Arabic numerals, outer minute divisions, pink gold Breguet hands, subsidiary seconds, in large circular case with downturned lugs, glazed display back secured by six screws, together with an 18k pink gold IWC buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    43 mm. diam.


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    US$8,200-12,000
    EUR6,000-8,700

    Accompanied by an IWC presentation box with outer packaging, Guarantee card and brochures.

    The International Watch Company, commonly known as IWC, was founded by an American engineer and watchmaker by the name of Florentine Ariosto Jones, in Schaffhausen. The present watch is part of a limited edition manufactured to tribute to Mr. Jones and is equipped with the Jones calibre. This special movement is derived from basic pocket watch calibers featuring the "Jones Arrow", an elongated index for simple precision adjustment which reaches from the balance cock down to the three-quarter plate.
    The IWC F. A. Jones is limited to 500 examples in platinum, 1,000 in rose gold and 3,000 in stainless steel.