IWC Cal.852 Automatic 18K 1953 34mm


100% Genuine & All Original

Fully Restored, Serviced and Guaranteed

Beautiful Classic IWC Cream Dial, Superbly Restored

Superb Large 34mm Diameter Case not nncluding the IWC Crown

Classic High Grade Cal. 852 Automatic Movement in Sparkling Condition!

New High Quality Crocodile Leather Strap with Gold Plated Buckle

A High Quality Wooden Presentation Box is Included in the Sale

Offered with 12 months Written Warranty*

Free UK Next Day Delivery!

Overseas Fedex £45

vgw ref. I484a

VGW Reference:
Price £2,550 Sold


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This is a beautiful example of a Gentleman’s IWC gent’s 18ct dress watch, from 1953, in superb condition. It contains the legendary Cal.852 automatic movement which was hugely success for IWC, selling in record numbers during the early 1950s. This was part of the broader IWC Cal.85 movement family introduced in 1950 and remaining in production until 1996! All designed and built from start to finish in-house, by IWC. These are completely reliable and highly accurate time-pieces.

The Dial

This is a first class example of the classic 1950s IWC Automatic dial. Very clean, simple and elegant. Twelve applied baton hour markers in picked out in gold over a white dial signed International Watch Co in the early script. The original 1950s Dauphine hands with centre seconds hand have been restored to the very highest standard. This is the original dial which has been restored to the highest standards.

The Case

The 34mm 18ct solid gold case is in superb condition with no scratches, dings or marks visible to the naked eye. It has been professionally cleaned and polished and looks superb. Inside the case back are found IWC and Scaffhausen signatures along with Swiss 18ct hallmarks and the case number. The crown is the original, carrying the IWC ‘fish’.

The Movement

As mentioned above this is the Cal.852 automatic movement which was hugely successful for IWC. It is one one of the best automatic movements ever made and one of the key movements on which the name and reputation of International Watch Company was built. This is the original movement which is signed International Watch Company and Swiss twice, once on the movement and once on the rotor. The movement is also marked Cal.852 and 21 Jewels and the serial number.

Our watchmaker has just given the movement a full inspection and service and reports that it is in superb condition. With further regular servicing, every 3 to 4 years we would fully expect this watch to run very happily for very many years to come! We are very happy to offer a 12 months warranty on this watch movement and we will be very pleased to assist you with servicing in the years to come.

The Strap & Buckle

A new very high quality, matching brown ‘croc’ leather, padded strap is fitted along with plain gold plated buckle.

Box and Papers

Although there are no original papers with this watch, the numbers and markings are all correct, dating the watch to 1953. A detailed written receipt, with 12 months written warranty* and a separate insurance valuation for the replacement value will be provided at the time of sale. The watch is also supplied a high quality hardwood presentation box.

In Conclusion

This beautiful fully restored 1953 IWC Automatic in 18ct gold is ready for use and is completely practical and wearable today.  It represents excellent value for money especially in such superb condition. It is a highly sought after vintage gold watch from one of horology’s most respected names which will provide an excellent investment as well as something to treasure and enjoy!

*Note 12 months warranty is only applicable if the listing price is paid.

We are happy to accept Paypal as this is the quickest method of payment. However if you wish to pay by UK cheque or by bank transfer we will be pleased to assist you with this.

Delivery is free within the UK and we charge only £45 for world-wide delivery via DHL or Fedex.

For more information please call 020 7727 7095 or 07515 949 250 or +44 7515949250 if calling from overseas.

We are able to accept part exchanges.

Please take a look at our other Vintage Gold Watches!

Thank you.