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1940 IWC Schaffhausen Cal.61 "Hermet" Gilt Dial


Authenticity Guaranteed / 14-days Inspection Period / 1-year Warranty

Extremely rare and collectible timepiece - International Watch Co "Hermet". This type of case was produced by IWC in quite limited amounts and featured a special type of snap-on case back providing additional humidity- and dust-proof capabilities, that is why it was called "Hermet" derived from "Hermetique". Hermet cases existed in few sizes and this particular example is the mid-sized one measuring 35.5 mm without a crown. 

This particular watch is notable for an extremely rare, possibly unique dial - original black galvanic gilt with Arabic numerals. 

Technical warranty: 1 year.

Case:

  • 2-piece stainless steel "Hermet" case with snap-on case back. Stain and high-polished finishing.
  • Professionally detailed to factory specs. Showing correct geometry, sharp edges, correct finishing.
  • 35 mm (without crown) / 42 mm (lug-to-lug) / 18 mm (between lugs)
  • Original signed steel crown. 
  • Service plexiglass crystal.

    Movement:

    • Manual-winding with central seconds hand
    • Rare (7800 pcs ever made) Caliber 61, signed "International Watch Co Swiss".
    • Côtes de Genève, polished screws, Breguet spring, 15 jewels, 18000 A/h.
    • Good condition showing certain traces of servicing in the past.
    • Professionally serviced 3 years ago and was barely worn since than. Excellent timing.

    Dial:

    • Untouched original black galvanic gilt dial in excellent condition with minor traces of aging.
    • Signed "International Watch Co Schaffhausen" at 12 o’clock
    • Original golden hands in mint condition.

    Delivery set:

    • The watch with handmade calfskin leather strap and generic steel buckle.
    • Suede leather watch travel case
    • Our company’s warranty certificate, invoice and general terms and conditions.

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