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    Sale 1413

    Rare Watches Including Important Private Collections

    16 May 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 141

    IWC. A rare stainless steel wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, bracelet and box

    SIGNED IWC, INTERNATIONAL WATCH CO, SCHAFFHAUSEN, QUARTZ ELECTRONIC, REF. R 3203, MOVEMENT NOS. 3213 AND 105, CASE NO. 1’995’269, CIRCA 1970

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    IWC. A rare stainless steel wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, bracelet and box
    Signed IWC, International Watch Co, Schaffhausen, Quartz Electronic, ref. R 3203, movement nos. 3213 and 105, case no. 1’995’269, circa 1970
    Cal. 2001 electromechanical movement, 13 jewels, two-tone silvered dial, applied baton numerals, sweep centre seconds, minute divisions, window for date, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, stepped bezel, back secured by four screws, stainless steel IWC bracelet, deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. width, 44 mm. length; overall length approx. 190 mm.


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    With IWC white fitted presentation box and instruction leaflet. According to the Archives of IWC, the present watch was manufactured in 1971.

    A very rare model, the present timepiece is a remarkable example of 1970s style, defined by the the generous case proportions and its very geometrical case design, which can be fully appreciated by the beholder thanks to the superior condition of the present example. Moreover, it is powered by the legendary Beta 21 movement, the first quartz movement produced in Switzerland, and an epitome of the 1970s, which were the main theatre of the "quartz revolution".

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    This lot is offered without reserve.
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