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01237 International Watch Company. An early 1960s elegant wristwatch in rose gold, featuring a black dial, a classic center seconds design and housing the manual-wound caliber 89 movement.

 

 

 

01237 International Watch Company

This wonderful black and gold dress watch is the epitome of IWC glorious repertoire of refined designs in the 1960s. The timeless beauty features a slender 37mm rose gold case with flared lugs enhancing an authentic wrist presence and an equally high elegance.

 

Manufacturer: IWC
Year: circa 1963
Movement No: 1.720.539
Case No: 1.750.899
Material: 18 karat rose gold
Calibre: Manual, caliber 89
Bracelt/Strap: Leather
Dimensions: 37mm diameter
Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

 

 

The present watch is fitted with IWC’s well-respected caliber 89, which was created to be a workhorse movement with simplicity, reliability, and robust performance. IWC started using this movement in the late 1940s with the IWC Mark XI models commissioned by the British Ministry of Defense, and continued using the movement well into the 1970s also for more sophisticated time-only creations.

This IWC dress watch is a well-balanced timepiece with great style thanks to the gold and black colour combination. With a unique charm, added by lovely proportions and flared lugs, the applied baton indexes and the dauphine hands in rose gold offer and elegant contrast to the dial. Preserved in excellent condition, this model is a handsome and wonderfully executed creation by IWC.