IWC Ceramic Fliegerchronograph

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SKU AS03308
SKU AS03308

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

The IWC Reference 3705 may very well be the absolute definition of Neo-Vintage perfection.

Combining the traditional function-forward elements of pilot's watch design with a sensibly sized 39mm case, robust automatic movement, Tritium luminous indices and hands, and the groundbreaking first application of ceramic casing material for a sports watch, the 3705 was born a classic when it was introduced in 1994. To say that it was ahead of its time is most certainly an understatement.

Since its introduction, ceramic cases have been used extensively by IWC and other manufactures, but generally in (much) larger case sizes. As such, the 3705 started as something of a cult classic and has found widespread appreciation in recent years, with values doubling or even tripling across the board. 

This past December, Phillips auctioned an early piece owned by industry titan Gunter Blümlein as part of their STYLED sale, achieving an astonishing $53,750.

With an estimated 999 pieces produced in a four year period, and an ever-increasing popularity in the collector community, the IWC 3705 is in our minds a true modern classic with authentic historical significance, the perfect blend of traditional design and cutting edge materials that launched one of the world's most respected Swiss manufactures into the modern era.

The Story

For this one we think we best leave it to the Master Storyteller and Horological Magus Jack Forster of HODINKEE, who wrote THIS great history of the 3705 back in 2016. Enjoy!

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

IWC Ceramic Fliegerchronograph

IWC Ceramic Fliegerchronograph

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IWC Ceramic Fliegerchronograph

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

The IWC Reference 3705 may very well be the absolute definition of Neo-Vintage perfection.

Combining the traditional function-forward elements of pilot's watch design with a sensibly sized 39mm case, robust automatic movement, Tritium luminous indices and hands, and the groundbreaking first application of ceramic casing material for a sports watch, the 3705 was born a classic when it was introduced in 1994. To say that it was ahead of its time is most certainly an understatement.

Since its introduction, ceramic cases have been used extensively by IWC and other manufactures, but generally in (much) larger case sizes. As such, the 3705 started as something of a cult classic and has found widespread appreciation in recent years, with values doubling or even tripling across the board. 

This past December, Phillips auctioned an early piece owned by industry titan Gunter Blümlein as part of their STYLED sale, achieving an astonishing $53,750.

With an estimated 999 pieces produced in a four year period, and an ever-increasing popularity in the collector community, the IWC 3705 is in our minds a true modern classic with authentic historical significance, the perfect blend of traditional design and cutting edge materials that launched one of the world's most respected Swiss manufactures into the modern era.

The Story

For this one we think we best leave it to the Master Storyteller and Horological Magus Jack Forster of HODINKEE, who wrote THIS great history of the 3705 back in 2016. Enjoy!

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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