1940s IWC Cal.83 "Hermet" Rare 35mm Waterproof Big Calatrava Design Luminous Dial

Manufacturer International
Model Hermet
Year of Manufacture 1940s
Reference no. ---
Product no. B-10565

¥880,000 (with tax)

¥800,000 (without tax)

This is a description of a rare timepiece called the "Hermes" from the early 1940s, featuring the renowned International caliber 83 movement. It has a waterproof snap case with a unique 35mm size, which is uncommon for IWC (International Watch Company) known for their 30mm sizes. The case design follows the elegant style of the Calatrava, and despite its slim profile, it shares the same robust construction as the Mark 11 of the same era. The luminous dial has developed a beautiful patina over time, adding to its military watch charm. This exceptional piece showcases the excellent taste and craftsmanship, reminiscent of a military watch. It houses the esteemed small seconds International caliber 83, which represents the brand's excellence.
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Item details

Serial no. 1,095,***
Caliber 83
Movement no. 1,042,***
Movement type Manual winding
Material Staybrite
Case size 35mm
Case type Snap-back, water-resistant
Dial Original
Type of Indices Luminous
Belt Non Original (between lugs:18mm) / GF Type-2
Evaluation case 92%
Evaluation dial 92%
Evaluation mov 93%
Condition 4.5
Rarity 4.5

Other details

Case: There are some minor scratches and age-related changes, but the case is in good condition, retaining its original shape and volume.

Dial: The dial has some ageing, but still retains its original print and luminescence of the period.

Movement: No problems with winding. Accuracy is around 40 seconds per day.