IWC*** Porsche Design 3701*** 1980's
IWC Rare Porsche Design Black Aluminium Chronograph Day Date Ref 3701, Mint, 1980s
Serial # 2324XXX
Circa: 1980’s

DESCRIPTION: Mint condition IWC Porsche Design Chronograph Ref 3701 from the 1980s

MOVEMENT: Calibre A/790, self-winding chronograph with day/date function, 25 jewels
Serviced by IWC in November 2013 with 2 year manufacturer warranty.

DIAL: Black dial with day date window at 3 o’clock. Day indiciation in French.

CASE: 41mm, great condition, matte black PVD aluminium

BRACELET: Delrin in black matte color with folding buckle

MANUFACTURER: International Watch Co., Schaffhausen

NOTES: The collaboration between IWC and Prosche Design led to innovation in the watch industry. In 1978, co-operation with designer F.A. Porsche results in the first wristwatch with a built-in compass and in 1980, IWC produced the world's first chronograph in a titanium case, designed by F. A. Porsche. IWC procures its expertise in the machining of titanium through an exchange of ideas with Aérospatiale and other leading technology specialists. This collaboration continued with unique designs and innovative materials through the 80s. The IWC 3701 was the second collaborative Porsche designed chronograph model, with its jet black matte case in aluminum for ultra-light comfort feel and the black delrin bracelet also achieves the black matte look and lightweight feel. This model is inspired by the very rare and highly sought after OCEAN 2000. This was a visionary design in the 1980s and remains an aesthetic treasure today.