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  • Manufacturer: IWC
    Year: 2017
    Reference No: IWIW371215
    Case No: 6'042'144, lim. ed no.: 65/100
    Model Name: Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante "Boutique Milano"
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 76240, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: IWC alligator strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold IWC pin buckle
    Dimensions: 41mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by IWC Guarantee card dated February 28, 2017, original IWC Milano invoice dated February 28, 2017, instruction manual, service booklet, polishing cloth and fitted numbered presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In July 2016, IWC opened their Milan boutique. The brand celebrated this milestone with a limited edition timepiece realised in only 100 pieces, the present one being number 65. With a somewhat of a “surprise move”, IWC used this edition to finally satisfy the requests IWC collectors had been making for over ten years: the Boutique Milano Portugieser effectively re-introduced the split seconds complication to the line, a much-missed feature not seen in a Portugieser model since 2006. The technical prowess of the movement is coupled with a generous 41mm case and a multi-scale dial featuring a mesmerising metallic navy blue finish. The presence of the telemeter and tachymeter scale is a subtle connection to another limited edition Portugieser IWC made for the Italian public: the “Barozzi” Portugieser (Barozzi being the IWC retailer in Brescia) launched in 2004, and was actually the first Portugieser to feature this scale combination.

    The present example is offered in absolutely unused condition - still retaining the IWC sticker to the back - by its original owner, a prominent Italian collector. It retains its complete set of accessories and even the original purchase invoice.

  • 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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Lot offered with no reserve

IWC

Ref. IWIW371215
A fine, attractive and very rare pink gold split seconds chronograph wristwatch with blue multi-scale dial, Guarantee and box. Number 65 of a 100 pieces limited edition

2017
41mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF15,000 - 25,000 
€14,100-23,500
$15,400-25,700

sold for CHF25,000

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

41 79 637 1724
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction: XI

Geneva Auction 27 - 28 June 2020