The timepieces that we are offering at this auction are coming from all over the world and from some of the most prominent collections.
An incredibly impressive selection of truly rare Rolex Daytonas. A stunning and rare Cartier watch. A Patek Philippe in platinum from the 1920s, coming to auction for the first time, the John Goldberger Calatrava, which is one of the most sought-after reference 530s, to name but a few.
Session I: Saturday 21 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 108
Session II: Sunday 22 October, 10:30 AM – lots 109 to 172
Session III: Sunday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 173 to 281
260 IWC Outstanding and Very Well Preserved, Limited Edition Number 44/125, Il Destriero Scafusia, Minute Repeating, Tourbillon, Perpetual Calendar, Moon-Phase, Split-second Chronograph, Wristwatch in Pink Gold, With Box and Warranty
Estimate: € 120,000 – 240,000
Sold € 149,500
Model: Destriero Scafusia
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Pink Gold
Case N°: N°44/125, 2 537 067
Movement N°: 2 500 059
Dimensions: 42 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Box, Warranty and Additional Links
During the history of watchmaking, many brands have dedicated themselves to the creation of cases of particular shape able to amaze and steal the heart of collector. Moreover, if to this is added one of the most important calibers ever manufactured by a brand and a totally unusual configuration to express all its complications, automatically that watch becomes an amazing piece. IWC from this point of view can absolutely be considered an innovative brand and one example is provided here with the model “Il Destriero Scafusia”. At the 125-year anniversary of IWC in 1993 “Il Destriero Scafusia” (in English The Warhorse from Schaffhausen) was officially presented and it united a grand total of 22 highly complex functions. It was limited to 125 pieces in yellow gold, rose gold and platinum, the last watch was finished on Dec. 31, 1999 at 11:59:59 P.M. The Cal. 1868 contains no fewer than 750 parts, individually manufactured, hand-finished and adjusted, to ensure minimal friction with the harmonious interaction of its 22 complex functions and displays. Like the “Da Vinci”, it is a secular perpetual calendar watch with a four-digit display for the year, an IWC exclusive. IWC also holds a patent on the minute-repeater slide mechanism which protects the movement from moisture and dust, a problem associated with less sophisticated slides. The tourbillon mechanism alone has almost 100 tiny parts, of a total weight of merely 0.296 grams. The innovative use of non-magnetic and lightweight titanium for the cage ensures an unrivaled standard of accuracy. An important timepiece in the history of watchmaking, “Il Destriero Scafusia” was within the very first ultra complicated wristwatches featuring a minute repeater function, moon phase indicator, square button split-seconds chronograph, secular perpetual calendar, and flying one-minute tourbillon regulator. A true masterpiece, this specimen in pink gold is the number 44/125 and is accompanied by its original guarantee and links.