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IWC 1971 Vintage Mens Jumbo Size Retro Watch Cal. 8541B Pellaton Automatic - Stainless Steel

Pre-owned () | Year of production 1971 | No original box | No original papers
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Listing code JUI3Z2
Brand IWC
Reference number 9602
Dealer product code 9602
Movement Automatic
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Leather
Year of production 1971
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States of America, Georgia, Suwanee
Price $2,404
Availability Item is in stock


Movement Automatic
Caliber/movement 8541B
Number of jewels 21


Case material Steel
Case diameter 40 mm
Crystal Plastic
Dial Blue


Bracelet material Leather
Bracelet color Black


1971 IWC Vintage Mens Jumbo Size Retro Watch, Cal. 8541B Pellaton Automatic - Stainless Steel

Gorgeous Restored Condition - 40mm - Ingenieur Movement - 1 Year Warranty

The superior and uncommon IWC featured in today's offering is powered by the Albert Pellaton designed Caliber 8541B movement.

This mechanism's automatic winding system is a technical masterpiece, earning it high praise - Gisbert Brunner and Christian Pfeiffer-Belli in their work, Wristwatches Armbanduhren Montres-bracelets, proclaimed the 85x series "one of the best automatic movements ever built in Switzerland."

And the famous watchmaker Donald de Carle, in his book Complicated Watches and their Repair, stated that IWC's special automatic winding mechanism was "a simple and ingenious system, well constructed and beautifully finished."

IWC built the movement of this watch in 1971at the same they were building their famous Ingenieur line.

It is an uncommon model, ref. 825A, and is though we about a hundred IWC's from the era, we'd never seen this one before. It is a rare jumbo size for the era, measuring 40mm in diameter without the crown.

It has a striking retro case that has a massive slightly concave bezel. Its retro style carries over onto the dial which has whitened steel baton indices similar in style to some Rolexes from the era.

All of its parts are original down to its dial, hands, and its original signed winding crown. It has just finished a true expertly done restoration and presents as mint.

Its case presents as mint with light signs of previous polishing.

Its dial has been expertly restored and presents as mint.

As part of the restoration, the movement has been freshly overhauled by a Master Watchmaker. It winds extremely smoothly and is keeping very accurate time. We have also timed it on a machine that spins the watch in all directions simulating it being worn on the wrist.

For the finishing touch it has been equipped it with a brand new leather strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Detailed Appraisal:

Manufacturer: IWC

City of origin: Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Serial no.: 2,070,944

Year built: 1971

Model: Ref. R825A

Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Sweep Seconds, Semi-Quick-Setting Date (between 9pm and 3am)

Designed for: Men 

Dimensions: 40mm diameter (without crown)

Case condition: Presents as mint with only light signs of previous polishing

Case markings (inside): International Watch Co., Swiss, R825A, 2,009,564

Dial: Royal blue, Signed International Watch Co. Schaffhausen and AUTOMATIC, whitened faceted baton indexes, outer minute track, expertly restored

Hands: Original, steel batons

Jewels: 23 rubies

Band: Leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn

We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.

Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition

Movement:  IWC caliber 8541B, self-winding, rhodium plated and decorated, 23 jewels, Breguet hairspring, shock resistant, precision regulator

Serviced: Yes, freshly overhauled by a Master Watchmaker. It winds extremely smoothly.

Timed: Yes, timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. We have also timed it on a machine that spins the watch in all directions simulating it being worn on the wrist. It is keeping very accurate time.

Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center. He also has done authorized watchmaking work for the Richemont Group's Service Center, owner of Cartier, IWC Schaffhausen, and many others.

Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please message us for details.

Box/Papers: BOX - Watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate

SKU 9602

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