IWC Calatrava 14K RG "Cal. 89"
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 at 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 14k rose gold is simply stunning with a dramatically elegant design. The dressy Calatrava case and dial design pairs excellently with the rose gold case. This watch makes for a highly reliable daily wearer, that is designed to last.
|Material||14K Rose Gold|
|Bracelet||2pc Leather Strap|
CASE & BRACELET
The gorgeous 14k rose gold case is exceptionally well preserved, showing evidence of a light polish in the past while retaining the robust angles of its fancy lug design. The rose gold crown is believed to be the original to the watch. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
DIAL & HANDS
The stunning silver dial is presented beautifully with rose gold markers, the dial itself is in near flawless condition with no blemishes or signs of age. The rose gold markers exhibit some very light oxidation which is to be expected. The original rose gold alpha hands are in marvelous condition.
None. The watch is keeping time, previous service history is unknown.