9ct Gold IWC Automatic Pellaton c.1966

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The Watch

 In the 1960s, IWC's focus was dress watches with high finishing, rivaling even the best from the Holy Trinity of watchmaking.


This very mid-century designed dress watch represents the epitome of the period for the brand, and it's powered by a Caliber 854 which has the legendary Pellaton winding system. This system paved the way for IWC.


Pellaton hit upon a surprising solution: instead of putting a ball bearing or cog at the center of the rotor, he used a heart-shaped, eccentrically bearing-mounted disc. The latter converts the rotor’s revolutions into the to-and-fro movements of a rocking bar. The bar’s rocking movements are then transmitted to the winding wheel by two pawls: while one of them pulls the wheel (i.e. winds it), the other glides smoothly over the top of it until the roles are reversed. 


. This movement is considered, hands down, one of the most important movements manufactured by IWC.


The wonderful quality 9k Yellow Gold Case is unpolished and boasts lovely Beveled lugs.


This particular IWC Dress Watch is in superb, all original condition, it comes fully serviced, ready to wear.


View this handsome bugger in a video: here

The Specs

Age: Movement 1964, Case 1966, with import Hallmarks for London 1966. Absolutely fine for this reference.
Reference: 810A.
Movement: Automatic with Centre Seconds.
Calibre: 854.
Timekeeping: Very Good.
Service History: Fully Professionally Serviced April 2024.
Dial: Original IWC Factory Dial.
Case: 9k Yellow Gold.
Measurements: 34mm.
Bezel: Solid.
Water Resistant?: No.
Hands: Original Baton Hands.
Crystal: Original Acrylic.
Crown: Original Fish Crown.
Strap/Bracelet: On a new 18mm Light Brown Genuine Leather Strap with Gold Plated Buckle.
Lug Width: 18mm.

Getting Acquainted

Bits that stand out:
- Supreme Quality Movement with Pellaton Winding System.
- Superb Condition.
- 9k Yellow Gold Case.
- Beveled Lugs.
-IWC Fish Logo on Crown.

Nitty Gritty:
- Some very minor marks to the Case. The Caseback has some markings from where it was worn previously on a one piece strap.

Overall this Dress Watch is in Superb condition.
The Dial is in Beautiful condition. 
9k Yellow Gold Case is in excellent order.
Acrylic Crystal is Original and also in excellent order.
Crown is Original with the Fish and in excellent order.
The hands are in excellent nick.

 Photographed on a 7 inch Wrist