1940s IWC Cal.83 "Hermet" Water-Resistant Calatrava Design Rare Black Dial

Manufacturer IWC
Model Hermet
Year of Manufacture 1940
Reference no. ---
Product no. B-10626

¥462,000 (with tax)

¥420,000 (without tax)

Manufactured in the early 1940s, this is an "International" timepiece featuring the renowned Caliber 83 movement, known as the "Hermet." It boasts a popular waterproof Calatrava design with a rare black gilt dial. The hermetically sealed snap-back waterproof case, referred to as "Hermest" showcases a compact size yet carries a substantial weight and craftsmanship. Paired with the beautifully aged black luminescent dial, it exudes a captivating aesthetic reminiscent of military watches. This timepiece embodies a wonderful taste.

Equipped with the distinguished small seconds movement Caliber 83, which is representative of "International."

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Item details

Serial no. 1,061,***
Caliber 83
Movement no. 1,033,***
Movement type Manual winding
Material Staybrite
Case size 30mm
Case type Snap back Water-resistant
Dial Original
Type of Indices Luminous
Belt Non-original (lug width: 16mm)
Evaluation case 92%
Evaluation dial 91%
Evaluation mov 92%
Condition 4.5
Rarity 4.5

Other details

Case: The case shows minor scratches and ageing, but retains its original shape and volume, and the engraving on the back cover.

Dial: The dial has some ageing and minor scratches, but the atmosphere is good, and the print and the luminescence of the period are still present.

Movement: The movement is well wound and the accuracy is around 30 seconds per day.