IWC Automatic Date Caliber 8541 Ref. R810A

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Stunning International Watch Company (IWC) dress/sport-style wristwatch housing their brilliantly engineered calibre 8541 automatically wound movement.  This timepiece is in superb all original condition with a near mint factory printed dial housed in a sharply sculpted solid stainless steel case (reference number R 810 A).  Inside we find the immaculate, high grade movement which uses the now famous "Pellaton" winding system to wind the watch as you wear it.  Invented by Albert Pellaton (IWC's chief engineer starting in 1944) the mechanism incorporates two rollers mounted on a double arm bridge which oscillate around an asymmetric, centrally located cam on the semi-circular shaped winding weight (rotor).  When the rotor moves with the actions of your arm, two independent clicks ratchet around a saw-toothed edge winding wheel, giving the mainspring almost continuously and even winding pressure.   This stunning example was originally retailed by the famous German house of Beyer, Zurich, and is a true lifetime investment quality wristwatch from one of the most famous and technically innovative Swiss houses in watch manufacturing history. 

Style: Mid-Century Dress

Circa: 1960's

Case: Solid stainless steel case with wide wedge style lugs, snap on "waterproof" back and original fish logo crown.  Signed inside the back with the IWC, International Watch Co. Swiss, R 810 A.  Looks to have been polished slightly but in beautiful bright, clean condition.  Measures 34.5mm in diameter excluding the crown. 

Dial:  Spectacular original factory printed dial with light vertical texture, baton style applied steel markers, center seconds and date aperture at 3:00.  Near mint condition. Signed International Watch Co. Schaffhausen, Beyer, Automatic, T Swiss T.

Movement: High grade IWC calibre 8541 Automatic movement in wonderful condition, 21 jewels with micro-regulator, recently serviced and keeping excellent time.  Signed International Watch Co. Swiss, 8541 with a serial number 1830092.