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01271 International Watch Company. An 1960s elegant steel dress watch, featuring a classic center seconds design, fitted with the manual-wound caliber 89 movement.




01271 International Watch Company

This piece might be the perfect dress watch and wears as well on a ladies as on a mens wrist. The 35mm case measurement may seem small by today’s standards, but the proportions between the case and dial and everything in between are perfectly calibrated.


Manufacturer: IWC
Year: circa 1965
Reference No: 527
Movement No: 1.785.822
Case No: 1.779.482
Material: Stainless steel
Calibre: Manual, caliber 89
Bracelet/Strap: Leather
Dimensions: 35mm diameter
Signed: Case, dial and movement signed



With a clear focus on technology and development, the Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has been producing timepieces of lasting value since 1868. The Calibre 89 began its life inside the mind of movement designer Albert Pellaton. Pellaton cut his teeth at Vacheron Constantin, but went to Schaffhausen as IWC's Technical Director in 1944. For his first major project, Pellaton designed the Calibre 89, most renowned for its use in the Mark XI pilot's watch. Rather than redesign a movement for the new era of consumer-grade watches, IWC continued production of the celebrated caliber 89 and fitted it into a range of simple, time-only watches, made from stainless steel to 18k solid gold.

The present steel watch, housing the caliber 89, with its sophisticated stick indexes and simple, non-luminous pencil hands, represents 35mm of pure class. The timeless design is good to go, anytime!