IWC produced many different case and dial iterations of these caliber 89 dress watches, and this particular version is very reminiscent of the Patek Philippe Calatrava with arrow-tipped applied indices, dotted minute markers, and dauphine hands. With a simple and elegant design, this watch would make for an excellent dress piece or svelte daily driver.
Veblenist tan leather strap with tang buckle
Max Wrist Size:
Hand model has a wrist size of 6.2 in
UNWORN: Case is pristine with no signs of use. Original stickers may still be present. Dial, hands, and lume have no imperfections and may show natural, even aging.
MINT: Case has only a few superficial hairlines. Lugs are thick, full, and sharp with superb finishing. Dial, hands, and lume may have micro imperfections visible only with a loupe.
EXCELLENT: Case has very light scratches or nicks. Lugs are thick, full, and well-defined. Dial and hands may have imperfections visible upon close inspection. Lume is fully intact and may show slight discoloration.
VERY GOOD: Case may have a few moderate scratches or nicks. Lugs are thick and full but may have softened edges. Dial and hands may have light stains or marks. Lume may have cracks or discoloration.
GOOD: Case has many scratches and nicks. Lugs may show signs of moderate polishing with worn edges. Dial and hands may have noticeable stains or marks. Lume may be damaged or show significant discoloration.
Case: The case retains incredible definition for a 60 year old watch with strong lines and sharp edges. The original brushed finishing is still present on the case sides, and the original polished finishing is present on the lug tops and bezel.
Dial, Hands, & Crystal: The dial is a beautiful matte silver that has aged to a warm eggshell hue, and is the cleanest example I've seen with minimal degradation. The steel hands and crystal are in excellent condition.
Bracelet/Strap: The Veblenist tan leather strap is brand new.
Functions: All functions including the crown-winding and time-setting are working as expected.
Service History: Unknown.