Florentine Aristo Jones founded IWC in 1868. In 1867 he applied for a European passport with the ambition to create watches using the American system of Watchmaking. This system was derived from the Federal Armories at Springfield and Harpers Ferry. Where high precision interchangeable parts were needed for armaments. This was perfect to use in watchmaking and Florentine was a pioneer in introducing it to the Swiss. In 1868 Florentine and Charles Kidder ended up in Schaffhausen Switzerland. Originally called the company F.A Jones & Co which was later changed to IWC International Watch Company. Florentine returned to the USA in 1876 where he retired and sadly passed away in 1916. His spirit carries on today in the modern IWC watches.
Here we have a classic 1957 IWC Automatic with a double signed Turler dial. On February 5, 1883, the brothers César Alexander and Jean Henri Türler founded the watch manufacturer Türler. Based in the town of Biel/Bienne in Switzerland. You can also find the Omega Museum in the same town. Turler opened its first store in 1907 and has established itself as a prominent jeweller and watch retailer like Tiffanys and many brands like Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger-LeCoultre (JLC), Blancpain, Universal Geneve, and Omega double signed their dials like this one. Today Turler runs its operations in Zurich, Switzerland.
The 34mm stainless steel case has polished and brushed surfaces that transition with crisp edges. A lug to lug length of 42mm and a thickness of 12mm. The soft curve of the lugs ensures a comfortable fit on your wrist. On the right side, a signed crown. A fine polished bezel holds a domed crystal above a cream dial. An outer minute track has lumed pips at the hours with double pips at 12. Applied steel baton indexes have chamfered edges that catch the light as you rotate your wrist. At 3 o’clock a date window. Elegant dauphine hands are complemented by a tapered sweeping second hand. Text is precisely printed with Turler under “International Watch Co” and Automatic at 6. On the reverse, a screw-down case back. Inside an Automatic IWC Cal. 8531m 20 jewels, 19,800 beats per hour. The watch comes fitted on an 18mm suede strap.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original IWC box or paperwork. The watch comes paired with a well-suited brown suede strap. The watch is from Circa. 1957 and is sold in worn vintage condition, signs of age can be seen on the watch. The watch has been polished in its past but remains in all original and fair condition for its age. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.