IWC. A very fine and rare stainless steel oversized wristwatch with two-tone silvered dial
Prospective purchasers are advised that several co… Read more
IWC. A very fine and rare stainless steel oversized wristwatch with two-tone silvered dial

SIGNED INTERNATIONAL WATCH CO., SCHAFFHAUSEN, PORTUGIESER MODEL, MOVEMENT NO. 931'766, CASE NO. 1'016'914, CIRCA 1940

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IWC. A very fine and rare stainless steel oversized wristwatch with two-tone silvered dial
Signed International Watch Co., Schaffhausen, Portugieser model, movement no. 931'766, case no. 1'016'914, circa 1940
Cal. 74, 17''' H4 gilt-finished mechanical movement, 19 jewels, two-tone silvered dial, gilt baton and Arabic numerals, gold hands, subsidiary seconds, large circular case with downturned lugs, large crown, snap on back, case, dial and movement signed
42 mm. diam.
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Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.

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Lot Essay

In the late 1930s, IWC received a rather unusual order from a customer in Portugal who requested a wristwatch with the same size and accuracy of a pocket watch. To comply with his request, IWC chose their at the time slimmest and most reliable calibre 74 movement and cased it in stainless steel. This revolutionary model immediately became a legend and classic amongst collectors and was also the obvious choice to celebrate the company's 125th anniversary in 1993 with the launch of a limited edition of total 1000 examples.

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