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IWC gentlemens dress watch. 9ct yellow gold case, import hallmarked London 1959/60 Numbered 1481851. Signed manual wind calibre 401.  34mm in case diameter. 

 

The watch is freshly serviced and comes with a 1 year rest assured warranty. It is currently gaining 6 seconds a day.

 

The dial has some crazed patina in the centre of the dial, which is clear in macro images. I find this ageing is not too displeasing and actually showcases the age of the watch subtley.

Other than this, the watch is in good shape with a clean and clear crystal and a clean case.

 

Before IWC was the avant-garde and aviation-inspired brand it is today, they made some uncharacteristically plain, but incredibly well executed ultra-thin and elegant calibers. Among those made were the Caliber 89, the 401, and the 401 This 401 movement is incredibly thin. Such vintage IWCs represent perhaps the best value for a solid gold, well-made dress watch on the market in my humble opinion. If you don't agree, just look at the beautiful movement!

 

The watch is very light and It is a perfect watch for people who want a watch to sit subtley on the wrist. It is without question a dress watch. The dial speaks to the elegance of the overall piece. The International Watch Co font gives this watch its clout.

 

The dial has some crazed patina in the centre of the dial, which is clear in macro images. I find this ageing is not too displeasing and actually showcases the age of the watch subtley.

 

It has a remarkably well-made movement and its wafer thin construction makes it one of the most comfortable watches you could wear.

 

 The caliber 401 is the ultra-thin version of the venerable caliber 89. The 401 has a Sweep second hand and a manual-winding movement with 17 jewels. It operates at a frequency of 19800 A/h.

 

The case back has two deeper scratches, but this doesn't detract from the watches beauty,

 

 

Classy 9ct Gold IWC dress watch c.1960 IWC calibre 401 movement

£850.00Price