IWC Yacht Club Steel Automatic

IWC Yacht Club Steel Automatic

Brand: International Watch Company (IWC)
Year: 1960s
Model: IWC De Yacht Club
Reference Number: Ref. 811A
Material: Steel
Movement: Cal. 8541, Automatic
Case Diameter without Crown: 36 mm
Bracelet/Strap: Original IWC Gay Freres steel bracelet
Service-history: Unknown

What you should know: Small scratch on the dial at 6 o`clock
 

IWC Vintage Yacht Club Steel Automatic

 

This is a beautiful example of vintage tool watch. The IWC Yacht Club is from the 1970s. Case and bracelet are made out of steel. The bracelet is original made by Gay Freres. Gay Freres is a company specialized on bracelet, supplying IWC and other luxury brands. The watch is in a beautiful condition. The watch comes crisp-cased and unpolished. The case and the bracelet have small signs of use. The dial has a small scratch at 6 o´clock. The crown is original with the appropriate IWC-logo. The movement is a cal. 8541 automatic movement, running strong and keeping time. The IWC Yacht Club has been launched in 1967 in Basel, Switzerland. Quickly it became one of the most desirable und successful watches by IWC. This IWC Yacht Club deserves the designation as a WRISTCLASSIC like no other. It convinces with perfect proportions, timeless styling and great reference to the Yacht-Sport.

 

The International Watch Company has been founded by Ariosto Jones, an American watchmaker and engineer in 1868. In 1901 IWC had already 190 employees. From day one IWC built high quality watches. The most iconic watch by IWC is the Grande Complication. It contains 659 mechanic pieces, among them 71 rubies. It has 17 functions and 12 patents, a perpetual calendar for the next 500 years and the perpetual moon-phase display. Other collectable watches are the IWC Portuguese, IWC Da Vinci, IWC Pilot's Watches, IWC Portofino, IWC Aquatimer and IWC Ingenieur. After two bankruptcies, IWC came back on the road of success.

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