IWC MARK XI 100% NOS condition for civilian market – International Watch Co., Schaffhausen, Mark XI in New Old Stock condition, produced for civilian market.
Unique condition, never used, unworn, with original IWC leather strap, IWC buckle, IWC box, with IWC sticker on the caseback.
From the first and only owner, 50 years in one untouched collection.
100% mint condition, never polished, never serviced, with original band with buckle on fixed spring bars. Including original, super rare IWC box with carton.
Case: Two-body, polished and brushed, soft iron antimagnetic inner shield, concave lugs, screwed-down case back.
Dial: Black with white Arabic numerals and tritium indexes. Tritium steel baton hands.
Movement: Cal. 89, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self- compensating Breguet balance spring, index regulator.
Diameter: 36mm, Thickness: 16mm
This is the only opportunity to purches New Old Stock, super rare IWC MARK XI made for the civilian market in approximately 1969. According to Atelier Tempus research for the first time IWC Mark XI in New Old Stock condition reaches the market.
IWC Mark XI is a legendary model built to the stricter specifications required by pilots in their duties. The British MOD requested a highly accurate movement with hacking for precise time-setting, a Faraday cage offering protection against magnetic interference, a stainless steel, waterproof case with a screwed ring to protect the crystal in the event of a sudden drop in air pressure, and a black dial with luminous hands. Upon delivery, these watches were subjected to an exhaustive, 44-day testing period for ‘Navigator Wrist Watches’. Each batch then had to be sent, every year, to the chronometer workshop at the Royal Greenwich Observatory in Herstmonceux for re-calibration. This model was driven by the IWC Calibre 89, and although the last Mark XI was delivered to the RAF in 1953 it was not officially decommissioned until 1981. IWC actually sold around a thousand through its commercial network, while XIs were still being issued to pilots and navigators of the BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation).
IWC MARK XI produced for civilian market are much rarer than MARK XI for military market, according to our research only 500 pieces were produced for civilian market.