Lot #7960 – Rare IWC Platinum Watch Cal 863 Vintage
Estimate: $3,500.00 – $4,500.00
Start Price: $1,899.00
Dial Color: Silver with applied bar hour markers
Case Material: Platinum
Case Back: Solid
Movement: Mechanical self winding automatic, caliber 853
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds
Band: Brand new, unworn Tokki Project leather strap with a stainless steel Tokki Project tang buckle
Papers / Warranty card: No
Condition: The dial, hands, and hour markers have spotting throughout due to age which can be expected. The dial has some areas where the paint is absent along the edges. The watch has superficial scratches due to normal wear and age. The case back has minor dimpling throughout. Overall condition of the watch is good. Running at the time of inspection, however not checked for accuracy nor water resistance/proofness. An overhaul is always recommended for used watches.
Special Notes: The inside and outside of the case back have a five digit serial number stamped on it. The inside of the case back is stamped PM900 indicating platinum. The movement has a seven digit number. Vintage platinum IWC watches are very rare.
Last Know Retail (Approximate): NA
International Watch Company (IWC) was founded in 1868 by Florentine Ariosto Jones. Jones returned to the United States and the company was taken over by The Rauschenbachs family from Schaffhausen. IWC made several important models early on such a pocket watch with a digital “Pallweber” display, the W.W.W. for the British Army, and the Swiss quartz movement Beta 21. Some iconic IWC models include the IWC Pilot, IWC Portugieser, IWC Da Vinci, IWC Ingenieur, IWC Portofino, and the IWC Aquatimer.