IWC Pilots Doppel Chronograph 42mm 18k Yellow Gold - Ref #3711-011 (100% Complete - Circa 1992)
Automatic movement with Split Seconds Chronograph, Day and Date Indicator
This is the original IWC Doppel Chronograph in 18k Yellow Gold, Ref 3711-011 released Circa 1992 (Impossible to confirm exact date of purchase as IWC Warranty Card is Blank). This original version Doppel Chronograph features an unmistakble domed sapphire crystal with tritium accents on dial. The 3711 Doppel Chronograph had a very short life span and was made in very limited quantities from 1992 to 1996. In 1996, The 3711 was replaced by the very similar ref. 3713, with the principal differences being the transition from a domed to a flat sapphire crystal and the replacement of tritium hands and markers with SuperLuminova luminous material. Throughout its 4-year production life, the Ref 3711 Doppel Chronograph was made in limited quantities with the 18k YG Gold Model being made in the most limited quantities. The original release of the IWC Doppel Chronograph in 1992 set the design standard and aesthetic for what would become the Flieger line of Pilots Sports watches.
The original owner of this watch took amazing care of it. He was an old time car and watch guy who made sure to have his watches (and his cars) routinely and faithfully serviced. This watch was serviced by Superior Watch Company (an authorized IWC Service Partner) in NYC about every 5 years or so and the original owner maintained all of the original Service Receipts which are included with this watch.
Well-Preserved Museum Quality; This watch appears to be in unpolished and original condition and the original factory stampings from IWC are still legible on the side of the case at 9:00 and as pictured. I'll bet these unique stampings used to identify the case as solid 18k yellow gold are every bit as deep and sharp as when it was purchased new by the original owner. Our team of professional watchmakers have inspected this watch and confirmed that it is keeping 'spot-on' accurate time well within CoSC standards. We warranty this watch for 2-years from date of purchase.
100% Complete with everything as purchased new - Absolute Time Capsule Specimen
This watch comes 100% Complete with the original oversized IWC Cherry Wood Double Boxset with white leather lining and the original sticker on outer box bearing 'Reference #3711-1113 is still in-tact along with the original IWC Instruction Manual, Warranty/Service Booklet, IWC Warranty Card (blank) and original IWC Hang Tag (serialized and matching to watch). Unfortunately, This style IWC box did not age or hold up to the years very well. The box functions perfectly, metal hinges and hardware is 100% in-tact. As is common with this style box, the white leather interior has a habit of becoming dried up and flaking (and causing a general mess every time you open it up). The IWC Double Box Set still has the original metal IWC Dopple Chronograph plate although due to age it is loose and no longer attached to the box insert.
This watch features a 42mm solid 18k yellow gold case with domed sapphire crystal and solid gold case back. The watch is fitted to an original IWC black alligator strap with original IWC 18k yellow gold tang buckle. This watch is powered by an automatic movement and features a Double Chronograph aka Rattrapante along with a day and date indicator. This is a Museum quality example of the original IWC Doppel Chronograph Split Seconds Chronograph and an important piece of IWC History!