A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273
36 IWC Fine and Sporty, Porsche Design Automatic Wristwatch, in Titanium DLC, With Moon Phase, Concealed Compass, Reference 3551, Full-set
Estimate: € 5,000 – 10,000
Model: Porsche Design
Case Material: Titanium DLC
Bracelet Material: Titanium DLC
Case N°: 2372051
Dimensions: 39 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box and Papers
Searching for new ways to survive as sales plummeted, IWC tried becoming a pocket watch specialist. It also promoted jewelry watches and introduced a new SL sports line. But nothing succeeded like its alliance with Ferdinand A. Porsche and Porsche Design. The first product of that alliance was the revolutionary IWC-Porsche Design compass watch. It evoked adventure, was eminently practical and had a cutting-edge design that appealed to a new generation. The original IWC compass watch paved the way for an entire generation of watches from the ingenious IWC-Porsche Design collaboration. Reference 3510 was followed in 1991 by a second compass watch, reference 3511, which had a titanium case that then was considered an exotic watchmaking material. That model in turn was followed in 1985 with reference 3551, a compass watch with a moon phase indication like the present lot. Preserved in great overall conditions it comes with its original box, booklets and warranty.