Experience the IWC Yacht Club ref. 811: A Key Highlight of IWC's Watchmaking Excellence
The IWC Yacht Club ref. 811 is a truly exceptional timepiece, released during the 'Golden Age' of mechanical watchmaking just before the Quartz Crisis. As one of the last mechanical masterpieces of its era, this IWC Schaffhausen watch embodies the spirit of innovation and craftsmanship that defined the prestigious IWC brand.
Legendary Craftsmanship: The IWC Yacht Club ref. 811 and the Pellaton Winding System
The Yacht Club ref. 811 features the renowned caliber 8541, a product of 15 years of development from IWC's legendary 85x caliber family. It includes the groundbreaking 'Pellaton' winding system, designed by the esteemed Albert Pellaton, which offers superior shock resistance and durability. This IWC Yacht Club caliber competed with Rolex's full rotor winding movements and was among the best automatic movements of its time.
Gerald Genta's Influence on the IWC Yacht Club ref. 811 Design
In the 1970s, esteemed designer Gerald Genta created his own interpretation of the IWC Yacht Club, infusing it with his signature style. Genta, who also designed iconic timepieces like the Patek Philippe Nautilus and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, however these versions, being mostly quartz, aren’t nearly as popular as the originals. And therefore the original still worth collecting much more.
IWC Schaffhausen's Nautical Heritage: The IWC Yacht Club ref. 811
Originally launched as a companion to the IWC Aquatimer, the Yacht Club was designed to appeal to a more casual audience, including beachgoers and boating enthusiasts.
Own a Piece of Watchmaking History: The IWC Yacht Club ref. 811
Now, you have the chance to own a piece of watchmaking history with the IWC Yacht Club ref. 811. This rare and highly sought-after IWC Schaffhausen timepiece embodies the spirit of nautical adventure and the ingenuity of legendary watchmakers Albert Pellaton and Gerald Genta.
The IWC Yacht Club we offer today is in amazing condition, with original case brush finsih still retained without much usage mark. The white dial have developed its patina into a milky white dial. The hands and dial lume are both in its original trituum with matching colour developed into nice yellow patina.
Pair it with a leather strap, it's a classy dress watch for all occasions. Don't miss this opportunity to add a true classic to your collection.