1960s IWC Calatrava 18K YG (Ref. R1205) "Cal. 401"

Founded more than 150 years ago, the International Watch Company has grown to become one of the most recognizable Swiss watch brands on the planet. And one of the things they're especially famous for is their caliber 89 movement, a hand-wound masterpiece that's a long-time favorite among the watch community. Well, the cal. 401 beating within this reference R1205 is the updated version of that iconic movement. And surrounding that heartbeat is an absolutely beautiful yellow gold Calatrava-style case and dial. It's as classic—and classy—as they come and would look good on any wrist, in pretty much any setting


Stock # IWCCAL401
Brand IWC
Style Calatrava
Model R1205
Serial 17XXXXX
Size Men's
Material 18K YG
Dial Silver
Millimeters 35
Bracelet 2pc Handmade Leather Strap


The 18K yellow gold case is simply exceptional, retaining very crisp and presentable dimensions with minimal signs of previous use present. The case features a lovely rosy patina throughout, a sign of minimal polishing in the watch's past. The unsigned crown is original and correct for this era. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.


The elegant and simple white dial is in superb, virtually flawless condition and has taken on a lovely warm patina. The gold indices and markers show no age. The original yellow gold hands remain in excellent condition as well and complete the overall stylistic presence of the watch.


None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping

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