IWC Steel Calatrava Automatic Cal. 852

IWC’s Caliber 852 originally came into production post-war, in 1952. Featuring the Pellaton winding system which was a new and extremely efficient movement system for perpetual automatic wristwatch movements. This innovative movement was patented by IWC in 1950 and we saw the first mass production of these watches in 1952. The Pellaton winding system is still used in IWC watches today and has been improved upon ever since.

This particular IWC Calatrava in stainless steel is simply stunning with a nonsense design. The dressy Calatrava case and dial design pairs excellently with the utilitarian stainless steel material. This watch makes for a highly reliable daily wearer, that is designed to last.


Stock # IWCCAL852
Brand IWC
Style Calatrava
Model Cal. 852
Serial 136XXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial White
Millimeters 35mm
Bracelet 2pc Leather Strap


The excellent case is believed to remain unpolished with strong factory finishing down the case and lugs, showing some light wear from use. The unsigned crown is original and era correct for the watch. The original crystal remains in excellent condition showing no crazing. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc leather strap.


The lovely dial is in superb condition and has achieved a rich creamy patina that is consistent throughout the dial. The stainless steel indices and markers all remain intact and have taken on a nice yellow oxidation that matches the dial aesthetic. The original stainless steel dauphine style hands complete the overall stylistic presence of the watch and exhibit some oxidation as well.


None. The watch is running in perfect working condition, additional service history is unknown.