IWC Rare Vintage Ingenieur Ref.666 / No Date / Steel / 1959

$5,853

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Basic Info

Ref. No. 666
Movement Automatic
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Leather
Year 1959
Condition 1 (mint)
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location Germany, München
Price 5,500 € (= $5,853)
Availability Available now

Caliber

Movement Automatic
Movement/Caliber Cal.852
Power reserve 44 h
Frequency 19800 A/h

Case

Case material Steel
Case diameter 37 x 48 mm
Waterproof Not Waterproof
Material bezel Steel
Glass Plastic
Dial Silver
Dial numerals No numerals

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Leather
Bracelet color Black
Clasp Buckle
Clasp material Steel

Functions

Date

Others

Center Seconds, Luminescent Hands, Only Original Parts, Luminous indexes

Description

Legendary toolwatch IWC Schaffhausen Ingenieur which was among the very first watches designed to be truly antimagnetic and resist strong magnetic and electric fields. The first generation of Ingenieur bears reference 666 for no-date version and 666 AD with date. This timepiece combines all the best what you expect from vintage watch - elegant 37 mm stainless steel case with soft iron inner case and screw-down caseback, reliable and famous Cal.852 which was the very first one to use Pellaton system, beautiful no-date dial and provenance of a real tool watch.

The watch went through complete service in April 2015.

Manufacturer: IWC Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Model: Ingenieur
Reference: 666
Type: Automatic antimagnetic wristwatch
Year of production: ca.1959 (according to serial number and date stamp)
Case type: 4-body, with screwd-down caseback and inner body made of soft iron. Serial number stamped between lower lugs.
Case material: Stainless steel + soft iron
Case measurement: 37 mm (without crown) / 48 mm (lug-to-lug) / 18 mm (between lugs)
Case serial number: 1448624
Case back: Screw-down, signed "Staybrite Steel" along with IWC logo.
Crown and pushers: Stainless steel fluted crown signed with IWC logo.
Crystal: Acrylic
Movement type: Automatic with sweep second hand
Movement model: Robust, precise and collectible Caliber 852, signed ‘International Watch Co Swiss’, Pellaton, 19800 A/h, Incabloc, 44 hours of power reserve.
Movement serial number: 1450010
Dial: Silver-white dial with applied silver minute markers on the outer perimeter of the dial, raised silver gold baton hour markers, signed ‘International Watch Co Schaffhausen’ at 12 o’clock. Signed "Ingenieur" at 6 o'clock, signed "Swiss" at 6 o'clock.
Hands: Original sword silver luminous hour, minute hands, silver sweep seconds hands.
Case condition: 1 (mint). Professionally polished to factory specs, showing no signs of use.
Movement condition: 1 (mint) Professionally serviced in April 2015, only original parts. Adjusted and keeps good time.
Dial/hands condition: Professionally refinished dial in outstanding condition and quality. Original relumed hands.
Overall condition: 1 (mint)
Set of delivery: The watch comes with brand-new genuine leather strap, aftermarket generic buckle, our company’s warranty certificate, general terms and conditions of sale, our company’s box.
Warranty: 1-year international technical warranty by our watchmakers

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