IWC - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII Hong Kong Thursday, November 25, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: IWC
    Year: Circa 2019
    Reference No: IW503401
    Movement No: 4’647’386
    Case No: 6’204’844
    Model Name: Portugieser Perpetual Calendar
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 52615, 54 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold IWC deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 44mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by IWC guarantee card dated 12th November 2019, instruction manual, cloth, product literature, travel case, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The IWC Portugieser was first introduced over 80 years ago from the request of two Portuguese businessmen to commission a wristwatch with the precision of a marine chronometer. Since then, the Portugieser has become an important flagship collection of the firm. While the very first examples were chronometer timepieces, the iconic case has housed various complications over the course of its production, including Kurt Klaus’ signature perpetual calendar module.

    The present Portugieser perpetual calender ref. IW503401 was launched with 3 variants in different metals: platinum with silver dial, pink gold with slate dial, and like the present example, white gold with a stunning blue dial. Symmetrically designed with an off-set digital year display, the watch is proportioned in a graceful 44mm diameter case, the radiant blue dial with silver accents gorgeously changes tones under different light. With the hovering double moon display, the moon phases shows the state of the position in both northern and southern hemispheres with a star-studded night sky. Featuring a Pellaton winding system fitted with enhanced wear-free ceramic components introduced in 2015, the IWC-manufactured calibre 52615 movement comprises of 386 components that offers an impressive 7 days of power reserve. Offered in excellent overall condition, the present lot is accompanied by its full set of accessories.

  • 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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Ref. IW503401
A fine and attractive white gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, digital year indicator, 7-Day power reserve indication, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2019
44mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$78,000 - 155,000 

Sold for HK$189,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021