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  • Manufacturer: IWC
    Year: Circa 1996
    Reference No: 3712
    Case No: No. 088/250, 2'669'948
    Model Name: Portuguese, Chronograph Rattrapante
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 76240, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black IWC crocodile strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum IWC buckle
    Dimensions: 41mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With IWC undated International Guarantee, instruction booklets and presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Portuguese is a watch that draws attention with its oversized case and clean modern dial, and is one of the most recognizable watches one can wear. Its story dates to the 1930s when two Portuguese businessmen approached the firm and requested they make a large size stainless steel watch that could house a marine chronometer movement. IWC accepted the challenge and used a pocket watch movement as their starting point. Its large size, while avant garde for the day, is the perfect size for the 21st century.

    Number 88 of 250 examples, the present watch is in excellent condition and has a clean modern look on the wrist.

  • Artist Biography

    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. 3712
A fine and rare platinum split seconds chronograph wristwatch, numbered 88 of a limited edition of 250 pieces

Circa 1996
41mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$90,000 - 150,000 
€9,800-16,300
$11,000-19,000

Sold for HK$118,750

Contact Specialist
Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE

Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2017