I have always liked IWC watches, they smack of quality IMO. Ashamedly, i know very little about them.
Recently i stumbled across this one in an auction, mechanical wind, described as "goldtone". Good news was when it turned up, it was solid 9ct gold not gold tone and working perfectly Engraved on the back is "Freddie love Tutin 6/8/71" It reputedly belonged to Sir Freddie Laker (flamboyant UK pioneer of cheap airline travel and owner of Laker Airways) 6th aug was Freddies birthday, in 1971 he would have been 49 years old. I managed to contact a very helpful former business partner and friend of Sir Freddies in the US, trying to find out who "Tutin" was. He didnt actually know but said the name must have meant something to Freddie because he had a large yacht berthed in Majorca named "Tutinella". I have also managed to contact Freddies son- Freddie Jr, who obviously remembers the yacht but doesnt know the significance of the name. Freddie Jr has promised to find out and let me know. I've sent the case number, movement number etc to IWC to see if they can confirm the manufacture date etc-and thats as far as i've got for now. Anybody else have watches owned by a celebrity or famous person ??