IWC Vintage 18K Gold Circa 1940's
IWC Vintage 18K Gold Cal. 89 w/ Fancy Lugs & Rare Dial - Circa 1940's
- Vintage IWC timepieces from the 1940's-50's have very distinct case designs, and unique lug patterns, making them pretty collectible in today's market. This example features Fancy "Tear Drop" lugs which are indicative of the era. For the time, this three-body high polished 18K gold case was extremely large at 37mm.
The inclined bezel and lapidated lugs flare outwards and are sometimes even referred to as "Ribbon Lugs" in the collector community. The dial is matte silver with applied yellow gold indexes. You will notice on most other examples from this era, that the "Odd numbers" are featured in Arabic, while very few were made with "Even" Arabic numerals like this one. The Yellow gold alpha shaped hands complement the dial and illicit a masculine edge to an already refined case.
Under the hood, you will the infamous Cal. C 89 In house IWC movement, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic.balance, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring..Dial, case, and movement signed. Thickness 9 mm.
Light signs of wear commensurate w/ age, recently serviced, time tested for accuracy.
- One Year Warranty
||"Tear Drop" Lugs
||18K Yellow Gold
||Hand Wound Mechanical
||Hours, Minutes, seconds
||Generic Tang Buckle