IWC International Watch Co Automatic Cal 852 SOLD
Beautiful IWC automatic wristwatch in solid staybrite stainless steel with original dial and high grade caliber 852 pellaton system automatic movement, freshly service and ready to wear. Nice large size 35mm diameter case has a great presence on the wrist with beautifully designed lugs and original signed crown. The lightly aged dial adds that unmistakable vintage feel but still looks very bright and clear on the wrist. Inside we find the immaculate, high grade movement which uses the now famous "Pellaton" winding system to wind the watch as you wear it. Invented by Albert Pellaton (IWC's chief engineer starting in 1944) the mechanism incorporates two rollers mounted on a double arm bridge which oscillate around an asymmetric, centrally located cam on the semi-circular shaped winding weight (rotor). When the rotor moves with the actions of your arm, two independent clicks ratchet around a saw-toothed edge winding wheel, giving the mainspring almost continuously and even winding pressure. A beautifully engineered and crafted timepiece from the famous house of IWC.
Style: Mid-Century Dress
Case: Staybrite stainless steel 2-piece case with snap on "waterproof" bezel and original crown. Measures 35mm in diameter excluding the crown and comes on a beautiful tan coloured 18mm Hirsh genuine leather strap.
Dial: Original factory printed dial with rose gold numbers and original rose gold hands. Some light spotting is visible but overall still very bright with a clean look on the wrist. Signed International Watch Co, Schaffhausen, Automatic. Nice original rose coloured hands.
Movement: Famous caliber 852 automatically wound movement with Pellaton winding system. Fully signed International Watch Co, Swiss, 21 Jewels with 1.2 million serial number dating it to the late 1940s. Freshly serviced by our watchmaker and keeping excellent time, ready to wear!