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  • Manufacturer: IWC
    Year: Circa 2007
    Reference No: 5042
    Movement No: 2’957’976
    Case No: 3’133’270, 236/250
    Model Name: Portugieser Tourbillon Mystère
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 50900, 44 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold IWC deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 44mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by IWC instruction manual, service manual, cloth and numbered wooden fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced in 2004, the IWC Portugieser Tourbillon Mystère featured a contemporary 44mm diameter case and was released as a limited edition of 250 examples. Equipped with a tourbillon escapement at 12 o’clock, the complicated mechanism was first developed to offset the gravitational error inevitable in an oscillating system with a balance and spring by distributing error evenly over a single plane. The solution was to place the balance, pallets and escape wheel in a tiny cage that would then rotate around its own axis once every minute.

    Featuring a 7-day power reserve, the ref. 5042 is a true revelation and a testament of the firm’s technical prowess to traditional watchmaking. Numbered 236 of a limited edition of 250 pieces, the present example offered in attractive overall condition is also accompanied by its original numbered wooden fitted presentation box.

  • 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. 5042
A fine, impressive and rare limited edition yellow gold tourbillon wristwatch with small seconds, 7-day power reserve indication and presentation box, numbered 236 of a limited edition of 250 pieces

Circa 2007
44mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$115,000 - 235,000 

Sold for HK$163,800

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Hong Kong: Watches Online Auction I

21-27 July 2022 (Registration ends 6pm HKT 26 July)