IWC Yacht club R811A blue dial Cal.854B automatic winding 1970s

Item Number: IWC034

$4,744.86 AUD

Yacht Club
Automatic Cal.854B
MaterialStainless Steel
Lug Width
IWC Steel Bracelet (20 and 21 end link)
Bracelet Length
Additional 2 links
The watch has been completely serviced by our watchmaker recently
The crystal glass has been replaced and the case slightly polished in the service
1-year Mechanical Warranty
Global shipping via FedEx International Priority

IWC is an abbreviation for International Watch Company, and as you can see from the English company name, it is a watch manufacturer founded in 1868 by American Florentine Ariosto Jones.

It was created in the town of Schaffhausen on the German border with the aim of combining Swiss craftsmanship with modern American engineering.

Although they are also Swiss watchmakers, they have a different philosophy from French-speaking companies such as Geneva and the Joux Valley, and this is expressed in their watches.

This is the Yacht Club, one of IWC's vintage representative models.

A collection that debuted in 1967 and was considered a sportier model than the Ingenieur for professionals.

It now belongs to the sports watch category as part of the Portugieser line.

The vintage yacht club has a convenient size and a simple design that will not feel out of place in any outfit or situation.

The case design for this yacht club, which is extremely simple, is Gerald Genta.

Similar to the Omega C-line case he designed, the design that doesn't get caught on the shirt has a unique "gloss" and "sex appeal" while trimming off unnecessary things.

The crown is a fish-marked crown that indicates a waterproof case at the time.

The dial is a blue dial with a sunray finish. It looks very simple because it has no date.

There is some aging around the luminous paint, but overall the impression is that the condition is maintained.

Luminous paint remains tritium on both hands and dial.

The movement equipped with the

is a self-winding Cal.854B. It is an improved version of Cal.854.

This machine is characterized by its highly reliable Pellaton mechanism, which winds up the mainspring efficiently and has few failures even among vintage models.

The Pellaton system is an automatic winding mechanism developed by watchmaker Albert Pellaton, who was IWC's design manager in the 1950s.

This Cal.854B is the final model of the completed machine, which has the same basic design from the first Cal.85 to the final Cal.854.

The bracelet comes with a genuine IWC triple hard bracelet. The part number differs between the 6 o'clock position and the 12 o'clock position for Flash Fit. Although it is

, the appearance is almost the same, and the difference is to the extent that you can use it without discomfort even if you wear it.

The current length is about 16.5cm, and it comes with 2 frames, so it can be used up to 18cm.

Genuine vintage bracelets are becoming rare, so it's one of the points to include them.

Overhauled by Matsuno Tokeiten.

Windshield replacement and light polishing are performed during overhaul.

One year warranty.

ジェラルド ジェンタ

[Payment Method]
1. Credit Card (Visa/Master/Amex)
2 Wire/Bank Transfer
*We have U.S bank account and European bank account. So you don't need to transfer internationaly.

Shipped via FedEx International Priority.
Normally,Item will be shipped in 1-2 working days after payment received.

Tracking number will be provided, and insurance will cover if the item is damaged or missing in the shipping process.

[Custom Duty]
International buyer has a responsibility to pay import duties, taxes or charges. (ex VAT/GST)

We do not accept to declare lower value on shipping label or invoice.We will declare full value of them.

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We accept return in the case of shipping mistake or item defect in 14 days after your receive.

  1. Can I check the actual item at the store?
    -Yes, You can check it at the store.

  2. Can I ask reserve the watch?
    -No, we do not reserve a watch until payment completed because we also sell our products on online store.

  3. Can you adjust my bracelet? 
    -Yes,If you indicate your approximate arm circumference when you place an order, we will adjust it and send it to you.
    (*Riveted bracelets and Folded bracelets need to be adjusted by our watchmaker, so please allow a little time for this.)

  4. How long does it take for "delivery after service"?
    -Please allow approximately 1month to 1.5 months from the time of order.
    (*It may take a little longer depending on the schedule of the wacthmaker and the number of customers.)

  5. Is there a payment deadline? (Bank transfer)
    -If we cannot confirm your payment within 2 days of your order, we will cancel your order.

  6. Can I order by cash on delivery?
    -No, we do not accept cash on delivery.
  7. Do you accept installment payments or BNPL(Buy Now Pay Later)?
    -No, We do not support installment payments or BNPL.
  8. Do you ship internationally?
    -Yes, we ship via FedEx International Priority.
    (*Customs duties and import taxes are the responsibility of the customer, so please pay them upon or before receiving the package.)
About Service
Service(Overhaul) is the process of disassembling a mechanical product down to its component parts, cleaning, and reassembling it to bring it back to the state of performance when it was new.

The overhaul procedure is roughly explained as follows
Separate the case and movement.
Disassemble the movement
Inspect each part for wear and tear and perform a preliminary cleaning.
Cleaning by a special machine
Lubrication and assembly
6. Water-resistance inspection (water-resistance function guaranteed)
7. Adjustment and running test
This is the process of the watchmaking process.

Some movements consist of several hundred parts, which are disassembled piece by piece, inspected, cleaned, and reassembled in an extremely precise process.

Without overhaul, just like a car, the oil deteriorates and the risk of wear and tear on the parts increases, causing a loss of precision or, in serious cases, the inability to run.

We recommend an overhaul every two to three years to ensure economical and long-lasting use of your watch.

About new finishing (polishing)

Vintage watches have been used for decades, and even the stainless steel used in many watches has become rounded at the corners, or has many small scratches on the surface that should be beautiful with a mirror finish.

At Albitro, we believe that our watches should be purchased in beautiful condition and used for a long time, so we sell them with a new finish.

Especially for dress watches with gold cases, we finish them to bring out the best of the precious metal case.

The watches sold at Albitro that have been newly finished are photographed in very high resolution, so you can see the edges are sharp and the mirror finish reflects the light.

Some cases and bracelets have a mixture of mirror and hairline finishes, but not many craftsmen are able to distinguish between them and finish them at a high level.

The "thinning of the case" is another area that is highly dependent on the skill of the craftsman. A watch with skinny lugs is far from its original design, and its appearance is unbalanced.

It is a very meticulous process to reduce the thinness of the case as much as possible while eliminating scratches and dents to bring the watch closer to its original finish.

Of course, in some cases, it is better to leave the watch in its original condition as it is, as it is the history of the watch and the original condition is important.

We look at each watch individually and decide whether it is best to finish it before selling it.

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