A large white gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with 7 day power reserve and moon phases

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  • Manufacturer: IWC
    Year: 2012
    Reference No: 5023
    Movement No: 3'419'804
    Case No: 5'057'306
    Model Name: Portugieser Perpetual Calendar
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 51613
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold buckle, signed IWC
    Dimensions: 44mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: IWC guarantee card, instruction manual, service booklet, fitted presentation box and additional date disc for the perpetual calendar

  • Catalogue Essay

    It is exactly this year that IWC’s legendary Portugieser celebrates its 75th anniversary. Its birth is the result of a special request by two Portuguese businessmen asking IWC to produce them wristwatches performing at the level of marine chronometers. The only possibility to achieve this task was to use a pocket watch movement, the firm’s in-house calibre 74. The present example, cased in white gold, is the newest version featuring a perpetual calendar. Hardly ever worn by the original owner, it is complete with all accessories delivered when purchased new.

  • 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. 5023
A large white gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with 7 day power reserve and moon phases

2012
44mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF14,000 - 22,000 

sold for CHF21,250

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