IWC RARE 18ct Gold FLIEGERCHRONOGRAPH "Meca-Quartz" Wristwatch

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Basic Info

Ref. No. 3740
Case material Yellow gold
Bracelet material Leather
Year 1989 -1992
Condition 2 (fine)
  With box
  With papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United Kingdom, London
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Caliber

Movement/Caliber IWC "Meca-Quartz" Calibre 631
Number of jewels 25

Case

Case material Yellow gold
Case diameter 36 mm
Waterproof 3 ATM
Material bezel Yellow gold
Glass Plexiglass
Dial Black
Dial numerals Arabic numerals

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Leather
Bracelet color Black
Clasp Buckle

Functions

Chronograph, Date

Others

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

Description

A Rare IWC Gentleman’s 18ct Solid Gold Military Style Fliegerchronograph "Meca-Quartz" Anti-Magnetic Wristwatch.

Dial: Black dial with applied Arabic numerals & tritium markers, triple register recording hours, minutes and continuous seconds. Date aperture at 4.30. Movement: 25 jewel “Meca-Quartz” Calibre 631 movement signed IWC. Case: Approximately 36mm diameter circular case signed “IWC Der Fliegerchronograph” & numbered. Original crown and pushers. Strap: Leather strap with IWC gold plated pin buckle.

Produced to commemorate IWC’s 120th anniversary, the IWC Fliegerchronograph was the successor to the legendary IWC Mark XI pilot’s watch. The Fliegerchronograph is impact-resistant, anti-magnetic and water resistant to 30m. The heart of the timepiece is an intricate and innovative IWC mechanical chronograph movement with analog display which owes its extreme accuracy (estimated at about +1 second per month) to two miniature quartz-controlled stepping motors. Essentially, the IWC “Meca-Quartz” is a hybrid movement, with a quartz movement powering the base motors while the chronograph is mechanically driven. This truly innovative and horologically important movement has 233 tiny and complex parts and is less than half as thick as other comparable mechanical chronograph movements.

The IWC Fliegerchronograph also features an internal case crafted from mild steel to provide a high degree of protection against magnetic fields, making the timepiece super anti-magnetic up to at least 40,000 A/m.

Comes with box and original guarantee and instruction booklets. The case & dial are in generally excellent condition (some minor surface scratches on back of case due to normal wear). Fully functioning movement.

Can be collected in London or insured courier (at buyer's cost).

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