Exclusive Timepieces 7 –⁠ 8 December 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide selection of very fine vintage timepieces, property of various prominent collectors will be presented in this sale. Including a fine selection of Longines Chronograph coming from one of the most important collections worldwide.

150 IWC Rare, Highly Special and Large Automatic Wristwatch in White Gold, Argenté Dial With Khanjar Logo, Bracelet and Box

Estimate: € 12,000 –⁠ 24,000

Sold € 14,300

Lot Description

Model: TV Watch
Material: White Gold
Year: Circa 1975
Caliber: 8541 B
Movement type: Automatic
Bracelet: White Gold
Dimensions: 39 × 41 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement
Accessories: Box

The lot offered here is a very nice example of IWC Tv Watch in white gold. This is a very iconic model made by the Swiss brand founded in 1868 in Schaffhausen and is offered in nice overall conditions. The stainless steel rectangular case has a hexagonal bezel, a screw-down back and a bracelet in white gold as well. The argentè satin finish composition with applied baton indexes and date at 3 o’clock is further embellished by the rare and always appreciated Khanjar logo. Emblazoned on Oman’s white, red, and green flag it is the national emblem: the Khanjar has been used in Oman since at least the 3rd millennium BCE, and even in the distant past, they appear to have fulfilled a ceremonial as well as practical purpose. It has became known in the recent years for being depicted on special watches directly commissioned by the Sultan of Oman, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said. When found on a wristwatch, the Khanjar automatically makes them extremely rare and are considered amongst the world’s most sought-after collectible pieces. The present wristwatch is one of the very few know with this symbol depicted in the dial and a piece not to be missed for collectors of arabic wristwatches.