Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 –⁠ 18 July 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A Selection of Pure Vintage/Contemporary Timepieces and Rare Jewels. Our first auction with Davide Parmegiani.

Session 1 starting at 3 p.m.
Session 2 starting at 6 p.m.

204 IWC An unusual IWC quartz in yellow gold with black dial, date and very rare Khanjar logo

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold € 16,900

Lot Description

Model: Ingenieur
Material: yellow gold
Reference N°: 9701
Case N°: 2280428
Caliber: quartz
Bracelet: yellow gold
Dimensions: 40 mm

This watch with a unique, unmistakable and definitely line which goes over the bounds of the classic aesthetic standards, was designed by the hand of Gerald Genta. It is an object that draws its origins from the expert hands of the Swiss master. In the mid-1970s, IWC decided to redesign the model to make it more “fashionable”, thus commissioning the famous Ginevrian designer of watches with this task. The design of the new Ingenieur, presented in 1976, had little in common with the original one since the case designed by Genta had a tonneau shape and a round bezel with visible screws. Among those that followed was also the Ingenieur Jumbo reference 9701, like this watch. Made of 18 carat yellow gold, this lot is kept in excellent overall condition and still equipped with its original strap. Among the features that make this quartz watch a piece of absolute rarity is certainly the beautiful black guillochè dial, the indices with luminous material are still intact and above all the very rare Khanjar logo in red at 9 o’clock. Only 56 specimens produced of this model, it is believed that less than 5 have been supplied to the Sultan of Oman, making this watch an example of remarkable charm and attractiveness for a collector of IWC and, more generally, of watches.