IWC Gent's Dress Watch

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SKU AS02981
SKU AS02981

Why We Love it

Why we love it

Simple. Refined. Understated.  

The role of dress watch is to not leap from the wrist, shouting its presence to onlookers. It should be a subtle companion that accents the wearer and their outfit. Ideally clad in a precious metal case, a dress watch should be simple and clean, function-forward, and without clutter.

While the International Watch Company (known colloquially as IWC) is more often associated with their iconic Portuguese chronographs, sturdy Aquatimer divers, Big Pilot aviators, or their 70's inspired Ingenieur SLs, it has also been a longstanding manufacturer of some of the most beautiful and elegant designs for dressier occasions.

Powering this elegant is the iconic manually-wound Calibre 89, universally regarded as one of the highest-grade and most important drivetrains to come out of Switzerland's post-war years.  Standing firmly as the cornerstone of IWC's in-house workmanship, the Calibre 89 was a superlative creation, as accurate and reliable as it was beautiful. 

This particular example features an untouched satin-silver dial, applied stick and Arabic 'Explorer' indices, and a simple straight-lug case in 18k yellow gold. 

Simple. Refined. Understated.

And simply beautiful.

The Story 

The legendary Calibre 89 began its life inside the mind of the movement designer Albert Pellaton, the equally legendary watchmaker who honed his craft at Vacheron Constantin before moving to Schaffhausen as IWC's Technical Director in 1944. For his first major project, Pellaton penned the Calibre 89, building on the skeleton of the Calibre 83, which had been IWC's workhorse movement since the early 1930s. 

While the Calibre 89 is perhaps best known to collectors for driving the Ministry of Defense's Mark XI pilot's watches, it made its way into a wide array of civilian-grade timekeepers, many of which sported the same spartan design language as their military brethren.  

 

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 Gent's Dress Watch

IWC Gent's Dress Watch

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Sold
IWC Gent's Dress Watch

Why We Love it

Why we love it

Simple. Refined. Understated.  

The role of dress watch is to not leap from the wrist, shouting its presence to onlookers. It should be a subtle companion that accents the wearer and their outfit. Ideally clad in a precious metal case, a dress watch should be simple and clean, function-forward, and without clutter.

While the International Watch Company (known colloquially as IWC) is more often associated with their iconic Portuguese chronographs, sturdy Aquatimer divers, Big Pilot aviators, or their 70's inspired Ingenieur SLs, it has also been a longstanding manufacturer of some of the most beautiful and elegant designs for dressier occasions.

Powering this elegant is the iconic manually-wound Calibre 89, universally regarded as one of the highest-grade and most important drivetrains to come out of Switzerland's post-war years.  Standing firmly as the cornerstone of IWC's in-house workmanship, the Calibre 89 was a superlative creation, as accurate and reliable as it was beautiful. 

This particular example features an untouched satin-silver dial, applied stick and Arabic 'Explorer' indices, and a simple straight-lug case in 18k yellow gold. 

Simple. Refined. Understated.

And simply beautiful.

The Story 

The legendary Calibre 89 began its life inside the mind of the movement designer Albert Pellaton, the equally legendary watchmaker who honed his craft at Vacheron Constantin before moving to Schaffhausen as IWC's Technical Director in 1944. For his first major project, Pellaton penned the Calibre 89, building on the skeleton of the Calibre 83, which had been IWC's workhorse movement since the early 1930s. 

While the Calibre 89 is perhaps best known to collectors for driving the Ministry of Defense's Mark XI pilot's watches, it made its way into a wide array of civilian-grade timekeepers, many of which sported the same spartan design language as their military brethren.  

 

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

+

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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