International Watch Company cal. 8531 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1963
A stainless steel automatic centre seconds wristwatch with date
This superb wristwatch has a wonderful silk/matt silvered dial with applied faceted indexes. The surface of the dial retains an excellent colour and lustre and the luminescent accents above the numerals and panels to the hands have a warm and even tone. Cased in stainless steel, the watch has a classic chamfered bezel and there are finely down-turned lugs which have an unusually broad strap gauge. The watch is powered by the excellent IWC calibre 8531 which is beautifully finished with damascened bridges and rotor.
[M] IWC calibre 8531 automatic movement with damascened finished bridges and rotor, lever escapement, 21 jewels, compensation balance, 19,800 BPH, Incabloc shock absorber [D] silvered dial, applied faceted and pointed baton indexes with luminescent dots above, luminescent dauphine hands [please note that luminescence will have naturally dulled with age], centre seconds, pearled outer minute track, stainless steel case with chamfered bezel, satin finished lugs, down-turned lugs, snap-on case back with chamfered rim, IWC fish logo crown [S] case, dial and movement signed
Diameter excluding winding crown: 34.5mm
Length including lugs: 44mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 12mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 20mm
This watch has been fully serviced and overhauled and is sold with a one year guarantee and detailed detailed Black Bough certificate. A Black Bough leather watch pouch and card outer box will accompany this watch.