• Lot 62

    IWC. A large and unusual stainless steel anti-magnetic wristwatch

    SIGNED INTERNATIONAL WATCH CO., SCHAFFHAUSEN, ANTI-MAGNET., MOVEMENT NO. 1'039'100, CASE NO. 1'055'892, MANUFACTURED IN 1942

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    IWC. A large and unusual stainless steel anti-magnetic wristwatch
    Signed International Watch Co., Schaffhausen, Anti-Magnet., movement no. 1'039'100, case no. 1'055'892, manufactured in 1942
    Cal. 83 nickel-finished lever movement, 15 jewels, silvered dial, Arabic numerals, engine-turned subsidiary seconds, circular case, flat bezel, snap on back, case, dial and movement signed
    35 mm. diam.


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    According to the Archives of IWC, the present watch was made in 1942.

    This watch is an early example of an anti-magnetic wristwatch by IWC, the movement housed in a soft iron case. The case back is inscribed "hermet" for hermetic, referring to the frame to its inside, fitting around the movement when closed and hence protecting it further against magnetic fields, dirt or water infiltration.