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$3,400

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Auction Ended
06/23/22
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Lot #1496

IWC Fliegerchrono IW370607

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Introduction

Launched in 1994 and produced until 2005, the IWC Fliegerchrongraph was perhaps one of IWC’s most popular timepieces at the time, with its historical link to IWC’s pilot watch heritage. Designed as the perfect pilot's watch, it features a stainless steel case, a heavily modified automatic Valjoux cal. 7750 movement housed within a soft-iron anti-magnetic casing (to maintain accurate performance in a cockpit) and a spectacularly legible matte black tritium dial with a rather useful day and date complication to boot. Finely finished with an educated blend of satin and polished finishing across its 39mm stainless steel case, the Fliegerchrono was clearly planned to withstand an arduous life of action in their air. A true pilots watch from a true pilots watchmaker, the Fliegerchrono is a spectacular piece of fusion between the horology and aviation sectors, in keeping with their famously tight-knit heritage.

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Grade

M 9

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Watch Only

Est. value range

$3,000 – $5,000

The Details

Brand

IWC

Dimensions

39mm

Model

Fliegerchronograph Day Date

Movement

Automatic IWC cal. 7902/12 (Valjoux 7750 Base Caliber)

Reference

IW370607

Bracelet

Leather strap

Year

Circa 1990s

Condition

Excellent Near-Mint

Material

Stainless steel

Included

Watch only

Dial Color

Black

THE DIAL

An important point to note is that many of these watches had their original tritium dials later changed at service for luminova ones. Thankfully, this example still retains its original tritium dial, with beautifully aged luminous markers and matching tritium hands.

THE CONSTRUCTION

A well-fitting watch for a pilot's watch emerging from the beginning of the large watch trend born during the 1990s, the Flieger's 39mm stainless steel case wears well and just like any modern chronograph.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

Watch is in overall excellent to near mint condition. Case is thick and well porportioned, and the original tritium dial and hands have a nice creamy tone. The watch comes with a generic strap and buckle.

Our Perspective

An emphatically 'IWC' timepiece in every regards, this Fliegerchrono features just about every detail that we look for in a neo-vintage timepiece from its interesting history and original parts to its timeless design and technically astute movement. With its original tritium dial and hands still intact, this is a wonderful example to add to your collection.

Sam Hines

Managing Director

Lot # 1496

IWC Fliegerchrono IW370607

Sold

$3,400

Ended
06/23/22