IWC Calatrava Dress Watch
$ 3,850.00

IWC Calatrava Dress Watch

Why We Love It

Sometimes, the simplest watches can be the most impactful.

With its very thin case, this steel Dress watch from IWC is extremely under the radar. But taking a closer look, you can see that the crisp white dial shares a lot of similarities with its brother, the Calibre 89. The distinctive 'button' markers around the center of the dial make for an appropriate touch adjacent to the applied fancy indices. Applied numerals at twelve and six add a stylized element, and also allow for easy legibility.

Sometimes all your collection needs is a no-frills steel dress watch. Coming complete with its period box, strap, and buckle (as well as an extract from the IWC Ledgers) we couldn't think of a better fit than this IWC!

The Story

While IWC is perhaps known best amongst watch connoisseurs for its military watches and aviator's chronographs, the manufacturer’s oeuvre is by no means restricted to those areas.

From the 1930s to 1950s, IWC released a spate of simple yet elegant dress watches. Driven by a spirit of functionality over form, they rank as some of the most interesting—and elegant—watches of the pre- and post-war period. While many of these watches are powered by IWC’s superlative manually-wound movements, like the Calibre 83 and 89, the manufacture also fitted them with automatic movements designed by the great Albert Pellaton.

Combining elegant looks with equally imposing interiors, these dress watches are a testament to IWC’s versatility and timelessness.

Details

SKU: AS03429

Stainless steel case is approximately 33mm (excluding the crown). IWC automatic-winding movement. Circa 1952.

Overall Condition: The case is in fantastic condition overall showing normal wear consistent with age and use. Non luminous white dial is in excellent condition with applied numerals and stylized handset. Signed crown. Caseback shows light signs of wear.

Includes signed IWC black leather strap and signed steel buckle, as well as extract from the IWC archive.

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