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IWC Art Deco, 14k, 1930s

CHF 1,200

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Very rare and unusual vintage 14k yellow gold curvex rectangular IWC (International Watch Company) Art deco wristwatch. The polished curved rectangular case with snap on back, fixed wire lugs, case measures 22 x 37 mm (including lugs). The case is signed IWC, marked 14ct gold and numbered to the back (951418). The hand winding movement IWC Calibre 87 is signed International Watch Co., with 15 jewels and numbered (929508). The champagne dial has Arabic numerals with a subsidiary seconds dial, black outer minute track with five minute markers and blued steel Breguet hands. The dial is signed IWC, Schaffhausen above the centre.

The IWC calibre 87 has become a coveted collector’s piece over the years. Tonneau and rectangular watches were very much in fashion during the 1930s and the C.87 was the first tonneau-shaped wristwatch movement that could be fitted into both rectangular and tonneau-shaped wristwatch cases. Altogether, 18,400 of them were produced between 1931 and 1947.

Watch is in overall good condition, running and ready to wear or gift!

PLAIN FACTS

Brand IWC
Model Art Deco Curvex
Reference
Year 1930s
Movement Hand-winding
Calibre Cal. 87
Case material 14K Yellow Gold
Case size 22 x 37 mm
Bracelet Vintage open end leather strap, unsigned gold plated steel buckle
Features rare
Box/Papers No box, no papers

CONDITION REPORT

In fully working order. Good vintage condition, minor surface scratches, scuffs and discoloration through the age. Patina on the gold. Vintage open end leather strap and gold plated steel buckle. No box, no papers.

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