1990s IWC MARK XII (Ref. 3241) W/ Service Box
The watch collecting world is familiar with the iconic and historically significant IWC Mk XI which was offered to military personnel and pilots from the years 1948 all the way through the 1980s. The IWC Mk XI has obtained the status as a real deal version of the classic pilot’s watch which has been a long-time favorite among collectors due to its simple design and military relevance. In 1993 IWC launched the Mk XII and made a few modern updates to one of the most classic and iconic military pilot watches ever produced. The first major difference and or upgrade between the IWC Mk XI and the IWC Mk XII was the addition of an automatically winding movement the IWC Cal. 884, which is based on the JLC 889/2 that includes a date complication that sits in a soft iron case to help repel issues related to magnetism. Additionally, modern functional and cosmetic changes included a sapphire crystal, a screw-down crown for extra water-resistance as well as a more modern and proportionate 36mm case that either came on an IWC mesh-style bracelet or strap.
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The excellent case is believed to remain unpolished with light signs of honest use. The case retains its original sapphire crystal that remains blemish-free. The case back retains its original concentric brushed finishing and all of the factory markings remain deep and crisp. The watch comes on its original IWC 2pc black leather strap.
The gorgeous matte black dial is flawless, displaying no age or damage. The tritium lume has aged to a lovely creamy yellow patina and exhibits no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands have aged a shade lighter than the dial and match the over aesthetic of the watch, the hands display no degradation under U.V. light inspection.
The watch comes with an IWC service box and the original IWC black leather strap. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.