International Watch Company retailed by Beyer Ref. R 818A gold vintage wristwatch, circa 1970
A fine 18ct yellow gold automatic centre seconds wristwatch with original IWC strap and pin buckle and accompanied by an IWC presentation case
In lovely original condition, this IWC wristwatch has a beautiful satin finished champagne dial with applied gold indexes and a finely detailed, pearled, outer minute track. This watch was originally sold by the famous Zurich based watch retailer, Beyer, whose name can be found beneath that of IWC to the watch’s dial. To the underside of the top left hand lug, the Beyer stock number has been discreetly hand engraved. The 18ct yellow gold case remains crisp, retaining great definition to its angles, edges and the original crown. Powered by the excellent IWC calibre 854B, the 25 jewel movement incorporates a hack feature – when the crown is pulled out to adjust the hands, the seconds hand will stop, thereby allowing accurate synchronisation to a time signal. This watch is accompanied by an IWC presentation box and is also fitted with its original IWC leather strap which shows only light use and retains its IWC gilt-metal pin buckle.
[M] IWC calibre 854 automatic movement with damascened plates, lever escapement, 25 jewels, mono-metallic balance with timing screws, 19,800 BPH, Incabloc shock absorber, precision regulation [D] champagne satin finished dial, applied gold baton indexes, pearled outer minute/seconds track, centre seconds [C] 18ct yellow gold circular case with polished finish, chamfered bezel, down turned faceted lugs, snap-on case back with satin finished centre [S] case, dial, movement and crown signed [B] with IWC crocodile strap and gilt-metal pin buckle
Diameter excluding winding crown: 35mm
Length including lugs: 41mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 10mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 18mm
All our watches have been fully serviced and overhauled and are sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate. This watch is sold with a Black Bough leather watch pouch and outer card box.