IWC Golf Club SL 1830 Circa 1970
For sale is an IWC 1830.
The IWC Golf Club was launched along with the redesigned Ingenieur and Polo Club in the mid 70s under the "SL" collection.
The "SL" collection was created for the younger, more cutting-edge and active persons who engaged in recreational activities.
Commonly referred to as "steel line" or "sports line" the real meaning of SL is unknown even to IWC themselves.
Known for being the brain behind the Ingenieur SL, it is still highly debated about Gerald Genta's influence over the other watches under the "SL" collection but one can't deny the possibility of it with the distinct integrated bracelet design the watches possess.
The "SL" collection wasn't well received and production was killed off within a year or two. This resulted in a small production number of around 1000 for the whole Golf Club SL collection.
The IWC 1830 was features a classic cushion case with lugs that might create an illusion that a leather strap option is possible.
Measuring 34mm in case width the watch wears well even on big wrist thanks to integrated bracelet cushion case.
The watch bracelet hugs the wrist nicely and it does make one wonder if the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo's bracelet is inspired by it.
Powered by the highly revered IWC automatic calibre 8541B, the calibre features the Pellation winding system, breguet hairspring and excenter winding mechanism with ruby rollers.
The watch case is excellent condition with hairline scratches. The watch dial is in immaculate condition with no signs of aging seen. The hands are in excellent condition other than aging seen on the seconds hand. The crystal is in incredible condition with just some light nicks at 1.
The watch comes on its original bracelet that will fit 6.25", 6.5" and 6.75" wrist.
Serial number has been covered for privacy.
Case Width: 34mm
Lug to Lug: 41mm
Lug Width: -