Iwc’s Caliber 89 was developed in 1946 after the previous Iwc factory was destroyed during a World War II bombing. The Caliber 89 movement became a benchmark of watchmaking standards for the era and recreated the Iwc brand as a whole. Although the Cal. 89 is relatively simple it was on the forefront of watchmaking technology for its time, using only the most advanced Parts and materials. This is why the British Military issued their pilots the IWC Mark XI with the Cal. 89 movement for over 30 years.
This particular IWC Calatrava in stainless steel is simply stunning with a nonsense design. The Dressy Calatrava case and dial design pairs excellently with the utilitarian stainless steel material. This watch makes for a highly reliable daily wearer, that is designed to last.
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CASE & Bracelet
The Unpolished case retains its factory finishing, showing only light honest wear from use. The original crystal exhibits heavy crazing which adds to the vintage aesthetic of the watch which we decided to leave as found with the watch. The unsigned crown is original and correct this era. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc Leather strap of your choosing.
DIAL & HANDS
The elegant and simple white dial is in superb condition and has taken on a lovely warm patina. The stainless steel indices and markers are in flawless condition. The original stainless steel dauphine style hands remain in excellent condition as well and complete the overall stylistic presence of the watch.
None. The watch is running at spec and is in perfect working condition, additional service history is unknown.