1949 IWC - International Watch Co - Oversized - 18k solid yellow gold with caliber C89 | Laurent Fine Watches
  • 1949 IWC - International Watch Co - Oversized - 18k solid yellow gold with caliber C89
  • 1949 IWC - International Watch Co - Oversized - 18k solid yellow gold with caliber C89
  • 1949 IWC - International Watch Co - Oversized - 18k solid yellow gold with caliber C89
  • 1949 IWC - International Watch Co - Oversized - 18k solid yellow gold with caliber C89
  • 1949 IWC - International Watch Co - Oversized - 18k solid yellow gold with caliber C89
  • 1949 IWC - International Watch Co - Oversized - 18k solid yellow gold with caliber C89
  • 1949 IWC - International Watch Co - Oversized - 18k solid yellow gold with caliber C89
  • 1949 IWC - International Watch Co - Oversized - 18k solid yellow gold with caliber C89
  • 1949 IWC - International Watch Co - Oversized - 18k solid yellow gold with caliber C89
  • 1949 IWC - International Watch Co - Oversized - 18k solid yellow gold with caliber C89
  • 1949 IWC - International Watch Co - Oversized - 18k solid yellow gold with caliber C89
  • 1949 IWC - International Watch Co - Oversized - 18k solid yellow gold with caliber C89

1949 IWC - International Watch Co - Oversized - 18k solid yellow gold with caliber C89

Brand:IWC
Model:C89
Year:1949
Material:Solid 18K yellow gold
Size - diameter excluding winding crown:36.5mm
Size - length including lugs:42mm
Condition:Very good
Box:Yes
Paper:No
Price:$2,495

1949 IWC - International Watch Co - Oversized - 18k solid yellow gold with caliber C89

Beautiful IWC dressy watch with round 36.5mm cream dial with gold baton for each hour and gold Arabic numerals for 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock. The watch has a Calatrava style. The hands are in gold with “Dauphine” style. It is a “Swiss” model. The watch comes with fancy “tear drop” lugs. It is a solid yellow gold back case with engraved inside “IWC – Swiss – 18K - .750 – 1213692 – hammer 149”. The watch comes with a manual wind movement with caliber C89 and 17 jewels numbered 1259080. The watch comes with a black alligator strap with 18mm width between lugs. The watch comes with an IWC vintage box.

History

The company was founded in 1841 by Florentine A. Jones in the small town of Rummey in the United States. When he turned 14, Jones moved to Boston to work with watchmakers and then move again in 1868 to Schaffhausen. His goal was to make cheap pocket watches for the US market using the industrial techniques. In 1869, he signed a lease with Johann Heinrich Moser where 2 years later the first pocket watches were produced. 1875 was the year of the first company bankruptcy followed by a second bankruptcy in 1879. Then the company is acquired by the Swiss industrial family Rauschenbach. In 1978, Instek AG bought the company. In 2000, the company is sold again to the Richemont group. Calibers of the brand are mythical as the “Jones”, “Mega” or “Pellaton”. IWC brand is particularly known in the world of aviation with the model “Mark 11”. IWC has also worked with “Porsche Design” and today IWC is particularly famous for this “Portuguese” model.

Technical details

Manual winding movement with sweep indirect second. It is a caliber IWC C89 with 17 jewels, 18,000 A/h with number #1259080 and inscription International Watch Co – Swiss.

Measurements

Diameter excluding winding crown: 36.5mm
Length including lugs: 42mm

Price: $2,495