A stainless steel limited edition wristwatch, made in tribute to IWC founder Florentine Ariosto Jones

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  • Manufacturer: IWC
    Year: Circa 2006
    Reference No: IW5442-03
    Movement No: 2'667'175
    Case No: 3'068'975
    Model Name: Portuguese F.A. Jones
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 98290, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown IWC crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel IWC buckle
    Dimensions: 43 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case further signed 170/3000

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present watch was made in tribute to the celebrated American watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones, who founded IWC in 1868. Symbolising the company’s core values, the watch features a limited edition calibre 98290, which incorporates signature elements from the original pocket watch calibre 98 manufactured in the 1860s and 70s. Fitted in the iconic Portugieser case, the dial is inscribed with a facsimile of F.A. Jones’s signature. The present watch, numbered 170 of a limited edition of 3000 pieces only, is in exceptional condition.

  • Maker Bio

    IWC

    Swiss • 1868

    With a clear focus on technology and development, the Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has been producing timepieces of lasting value since 1868. The company has gained an international reputation based on a passion for innovative solutions and technical ingenuity. One of the world's leading brands in the luxury watch segment, IWC crafts masterpieces of haute horlogerie at their finest, combining high precision with masculine design. Vintage wristwatches such as the oversized Portugieser, Aquatimer, Ingenieur and the B-UHR pilots watch are especially desirable for collectors.

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Ref. IW5442-03
A stainless steel limited edition wristwatch, made in tribute to IWC founder Florentine Ariosto Jones

萬國,不銹鋼腕錶,“Portuguese F.A. Jones”,型號IW5442-03,限量生產,為紀念萬國創辦人Florentine Ariosto Jones於約2006年製

Circa 2006
43 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed, case further signed 170/3000

Estimate
HK$40,000 - 60,000 
€4,700-7,000
$5,000-7,500

sold for HK$47,500

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016