• Lot 15

    IWC. A heavy stainless steel automatic anti-magnetic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, bracelet and black dial

    SIGNED INTERNATIONAL WATCH CO., SCHAFFHAUSEN, INGENIEUR, REF. 3227, CASE NO. 3'104'895, MOVEMENT NO. 2'625'322, MANUFACTURED IN 2008

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    IWC. A heavy stainless steel automatic anti-magnetic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, bracelet and black dial
    Signed International Watch Co., Schaffhausen, Ingenieur, ref. 3227, case no. 3'104'895, movement no. 2'625'322, manufactured in 2008
    Cal. 80110 nickel-finished lever movement, 28 jewels, metal dust cap, black textured "waffle" dial, applied luminous baton and Arabic numerals, sweep centre seconds, window for date, raised outer ring calibrated for 60 minutes, heavy tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, stepped bezel, screw back, screw down crown, stainless steel IWC bracelet and deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    42 mm. wide


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    With IWC Guarantee card dated 12 February 2008, operating instructions booklet for Ref. 3227, guarantee/service booklet and polishing cloth. Furthermore accompanied by original fitted black presentation box and outer packaging.

    The Ingenieur, affectionately called "Inge" by aficionados of this legendary model, was developed by Albert Pellaton, IWC's technical director responsible for the creation of the firm's first automatic movements, calibres 81 and 85. Calibre 852, the next generation, was the first self-winding movement encased under an anti-magnetic soft-iron core, introduced under the name "Ingenieur" in 1955.

    The legendary pawl-winding system has been further improved for the Ingenieur Automatic, Reference 3227, its automatic calibre 80110 movement setting a new benchmark in reliability.