INTERNATIONAL WATCH COMPANY. A FINE SPECIAL EDITION 18 CARAT PINK GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR MOONPHASE MINUTE REPEATING SPLIT SECOND CHRONOGRAPH TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH

Lot №: 65439
Estimate: $69,889 - 83,867
10 June 1998
Sold price
$82,050
Auction: WATCHES
London

Description

International Watch Company. A fine special edition 18 carat pink gold perpetual calendar moonphase minute repeating split second chronograph tourbillon wristwatchSigned International Watch Company, model Il Destriero Scafusia, No. 36/125, case no. 2537076, movement no. 2500067The matt silvered dial with black Roman numerals, outer minute ring with red five minute divisions, subsidiary dials for running seconds combined with days of the week, date, elapsed minute recorder combined with sector for the moon, a disc of gold on a blue background set with diamond chippings to represent stars, elapsed hour recorder combined with months, an aperture at VIII indicating the year and century until 2199, a replacement slide concealed in the movement extending the date to 2499, blued steel hands with two sweep centre seconds operated by two square buttons and the sapphire set crown, in circular case with chamfered bezel and non-reflective glass, the chamfered rear bezel with non-reflective glass secured by six screws with the inscription International Watch Co. 1868-1993, Il Destriero Scafusia, No. 36/125 in high relief, the gilt textured partly skeletonised movement, calibre 1868, with fast oscillating one minute tourbillon lever escapement with gold balance and three-armed anti-magnetic titanium carriage, 76 jewels, adjusted to heat, cold and to six positions, with split chronograph function planted on the top plate under three-armed steel bridge the top plate bearing the shield of the Canton Schaffhausen, repeating hours, quarters and minutes past the quarter on two gongs by operating a slide in the band, maker's black leather strap and 18 carat pink gold buckle, guarantee, book of instructions, certificate of authenticity, the maker's book on 125 years of I.W.C. and the manufacture and use of the Il Destriero Scafusia wristwatch, mahogany presentation box with marquetry inlay depicting the town of Schaffhausen and outer packaging, case, dial and movement signed42 mm. diam.