Lot 4274. Pocket watch: a limited edition, extremely rare IWC pocket watch, a rarity in the 18K gold version, 'Scarabaeus-Fox-Savonnette', Schaffhausen in 1983, with original box and original certificate with accompanying glossy brochure

Sold:€ 6 000
Auction date:16.03.2019   16:30
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Lot 4274Pocket watch: a limited edition, extremely rare IWC pocket watch, a rarity in the 18K gold version, 'Scarabaeus-Fox-Savonnette', Schaffhausen in 1983, with original box and original certificate with accompanying glossy brochure
Approx. 56mm, approx. 179g, 18K Gold, reference 5420, the front cover with the Scarabaeus, interior, artist's signature, and no 203/2500, the back side symbolizing the moon and the stars, IWC precision decreased movement caliber 9826F with fine adjustment, Hand-engraved, 18K gold plated, accuracy in chronometer quality, dial in the Form of a sun, designed by the artist snake hands are made of especially durable Material, fine wood box with veneer from the root of a walnut tree, probably almost unused, fully functional. Lt the prospectus amounted to the cycle time at full 18 months. The housing design is by Professor Ernst Fuchs, in full famous bronze ends from the world foundry Venturi. The watch has been around since the 80s, almost untouched, and of course has not been polished. Originally, this watch should be manufactured in an edition of 2,500 copies. In fact, only a fraction of it, it was probably part of it. So far, all re-marketable specimens have lower numbers. Today, it is estimated that only 250 pieces were made in 18K Gold.

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