IWC Aquatimer 1812 Papers

excerpt from the archive - Gay-Frères bracelet - original warranty

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The IWC Aquatimer 1812 is a 1970s diver's watch from the traditional Schaffhausen manufacture. This super valuable specimen is accompanied by original papers, original Gay-Frères steel bracelet and extract from the archive.

In November 1966, IWC produced the first deep-sea diver from Schaffhausen, namely the reference 1812 (also known as the reference 812 AD). There is hardly a suitable name for a diver's watch: Aquatimer combines "water" (aqua) and timer. With its features such as the rotating inner bezel, screw-down case back, or luminous hands and markers, the Aquatimer has typical design characteristics of a 1960s/70s diver's watch.

This particular present IWC Aquatimer 1812 was sold on September 6, 1977 in Lenzburg, Switzerland. This is confirmed by the official IWC archive extract from 2012, and there is also the original warranty book with an IWC stamp showing the case number of the watch.

The present specimen is one of the last versions of the IWC Aquatimer. Reportedly, less than 2000 copies were made in the 60s and 70s.

This IWC Aquatimer comes with its original Gay Frères bracelet from the 1970s. The clasp is signed with the IWC logo. These vintage stainless steel bracelets are super rare and sought after. They sit very comfortably on the wrist and look very fine. There is also a black Tropical bracelet with an IWC clasp available.

Condition report
Dial: flawless matte black surface - original matching tritium lume in markers and hands - signed "T SWISS T".

Case: light wear marks - legible engravings on the caseback - original crowns showing the IWC fish sign.

Movement: automatic caliber IWC 8541 - timegrapher: rate: -6s/day, amplitude: 329, beat error: 0.1 - service not necessary.

Bracelet: Gay-Frères bracelet - stainless steel - very good condition - slight stretch - natural wear marks.

Due to the original papers and original Gay-Frères bracelet, this IWC Aquatimer is pretty special. The great condition makes it even more valuable.

Case number: 1937xxx
Movement number: 2152xxx

Int.Exe.: 12868

Manufacturer: IWC

Model: Aquatimer

Reference: 1812

Functions: date - central second - hour and minute - luminous hand - rotating bezel - screwed-on caseback

Material: Stainless steel

Dial: black

Watch glass: acrylic crystal

Delivery Contents: Papers - extract of archives - warranty certificate - leather warranty holder / card holder

Bracelet: stainless steel

Type of clasp: deployant buckle

Diameter: 37mm

Caliber name: IWC 8541

Movement type: automatic

Year of Manufacture: 1977

Stock No.: PTV1866

Overall condition: 8 - worn regularly - light signs of wear

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