|Price||price on request|
|Number of jewels||15|
|Case diameter||38 x 45 mm|
|Dial numerals||Arabic numerals|
|Lug width||20 mm Size guide|
|Small Seconds, Luminescent Numerals, Luminescent Hands, Rotating Bezel, Limited Edition, Only Original Parts|
A very special timepiece, a true grail of IWC collecting - sought after and desirable International Watch Co "Mark IX". What makes this particular example even more rare and impossible find? The dial. Unlike all known Mark IX pieces (except only 1 piece) this particular watch has matte black dial with radium Arabic numerals made in conventional slim font. There is a suggestion by one well-known collector that this type of dial was made for German army.
Case serial number dates back to 1943 and the movement, which means that this piece was made right during the WWII, possibly on some special request. Strong 38 mm case made of stainless steel has double wall structure and double caseback for increased climate-proof and antimagnetic capabilities. It also features rotating bezel with luminous pointer.
The watch went through complete service in September 2016. Case, dial, hands remained untouched. Only the movement was inspected and overhauled.
Manufacturer: IWC Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Model: Mark IX
Type: Manual-winding military wristwatch
Year of production: ca.1943 (according to case and movement serial numbers)
Case type: 4-body, with double snap-on caseback and rotating bezel.
Case material: Stainless steel
Case measurement: 38 mm (without crown) / 45 mm (lug-to-lug) / 20 mm (between lugs) / 12 mm (thickness)
Case serial number: 1087135
Case back: Double snap-back, signed "Acier Inox" along with IWC logo, and serial number.
Crown and pushers: Original stainless steel fluted crown
Movement type: Manual-winding with small second hand
Movement model: Robust, precise and collectible Caliber 83, signed ‘International Watch Co’, with Côtes de Genève, polished screws, Breguet spring, 15 jewels, 18000 A/h.
Movement serial number: 1040563
Dial: Matte black dial decorated with printed gilt minutes track on the outer perimeter of the dial. Gilt Arabic numerals with radium luminous substance applied over it. Signed "International Watch Co" at 12 o'clock. Signed "Anti-Magnet" at 6 o'clock. Small seconds sub-dial at 6 o'clock.
Hands: Original golen luminous hour and minute hands, original small seconds hand.
Case condition: 1 (mint) - 2 (fine). Probably polished in the past, showing normal signs of use and wear. Minor traces of oxidation between lugs and on the edge of the case, where caseback snaps on.
Movement condition: 1 (mint) Professionally serviced in September 2016, only original parts. Adjusted and keeps good time.
Dial/hands condition: Untouched original dial. Surface of the dial is in good condition. Heavily aged luminous substance on the numerals. Matching aged luminous substance on the hands. Visible oxidation of the hands. IWC signature at 12 o'clock is fading out due to degradation of paint.
Overall condition: 2 (fine)
Set of delivery: The watch comes with generic NATO 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
Face-to-face preview and personal delivery is possible upon negotiation.
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