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  • Manufacturer: IWC
    Year: Circa 1998
    Reference No: IW3714
    Movement No: 2’563’872
    Case No: 2’683’667
    Model Name: Portugieser Chronograph
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 79240, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold IWC pin buckle
    Dimensions: 41mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The IWC Portugieser is one of the firm’s most celebrated and iconic models with its heritage dating back to the late 1930’s during the rise of the wristwatch. As a special request from two Portuguese businessmen seeking for a timepiece with the precision of marine chronometers to be worn on the wrist. The result was a large stainless steel watch equipped with a pocket watch movement fitted with the calibre 74.

    Since its debut in 1998, the reference 3714 has become an instantaneously recognizable icon and one of the best-selling model from the firm. Inside beats an automatic movement Cal. 79240, at a frequency of 28800 bph (4 Hz) to provide a 44-hour power reserve when fully wound. The present example with an attractive black dial is paired with two silver vertical sub-register boosting with elegance and is no doubt the perfect companion for any black tie event.

  • Artist Biography


    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

Ref. IW3714
A fine and attractive white gold chronograph wristwatch

Circa 1998
41mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$23,500 - 38,000 

Sold for HK$47,880

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII

Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021