Exclusive Timepieces 31 October 2020 | Monaco

Auction Details

Morning Session:
Lots 1 – 100, starting at 10:30 AM CET
Afternoon Session:
Lots 101 – 264, starting at 2:30 PM CET

Monaco Legend Group is focusing, in this Autumn Auction Catalogue, to offer a variety of beautiful timepieces where the winning point has to be the combination between rarity, quality and price.

58 IWC Elegant and Particular “cioccolatone” Square Shape Wristwatch in Yellow Gold With Box

Estimate: € 1,000 –⁠ 2,000

Sold € 2,860

Model: Cioccolatone
Case Material: Yellow gold
Bracelet Material: Leather strap
Year: 1950s
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 1243879
Movement N°: 1237610
Dimensions: 32 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement
Accessories: Box

Despite the well known oversized Portugieser, Aquatimer or Ingenieur, IWC also dared with slightly atypical cases for its standards, an example is the “Cioccolatone” offered here. Made of yellow gold, its massive 32 × 32 mm case recalls the style of the watches of the period with more square shapes. Its preservation is admirable considering its age, the numbers on the case back are extremely well visible and even the steps are still evident. The argentè dial has that “agè” charm that many collectors appreciate and its composition with internal circular perlage and external applied baton indexes in gold is a remarkable expression of elegance.