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  • Manufacturer: IWC
    Year: Circa 2013
    Reference No: IW544705
    Movement No: 3’182’944
    Case No: 5’068’512, 437/500
    Model Name: Portugieser Tourbillon Handaufzug "F.A. Jones"
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 98900, 21 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold IWC deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 43mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by IWC guarantee dated 17th January 2013 stamped Suarez Trading, warranty/guarantee booklet, instruction manual, cloth and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Since its establishment in the mid-19th century by founder F.A. Jones, IWC has witnessed and captivated the most important eras of horology, as well as sustaining throughout the first and second world wars. Still standing strong today, IWC was most notable for the introduction of their pilot’s timepieces modeled as the Big Pilot. However, IWC also has a long history of manufacturing complicated timepieces.

    With a movement inspired from their old pocket watch calibers, the Portugieser Tourbillon Handfaufzug is powered by the cal. 98900 inspired from the legendary cal. 98 developed during the 1930’s. Paying homage to its founder, the firm launched the timepiece in 2010 as a limited edition of 50 pieces in 18K yellow gold and 500 pieces in 18K pink gold. Encased in a 43mm diameter case, the matte black dial features applied Arabic numerals in the respective gold with a tourbillon carriage positioned to 9 O’clock, small seconds at 6 O’clock and F.A. Jones’ signature at 3 O’clock.

    The present example encased in pink gold numbered 437/500 is offered in attractive overall condition and is further charmed by the full set of accessories including the original numbered 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. IW544705
A very fine and rare limited edition pink gold tourbillon wristwatch with small seconds, guarantee and box, numbered 437 of a limited edition of 500 pieces

Circa 2013
43mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$200,000 - 280,000 

Sold for HK$225,000

Contact Specialist

Delissa Handoko

Associate Specialist, Head of Online Sales, Hong Kong, 20th Century & Contemporary Art

+852 2318 2013

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Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia

+852 2318 2031

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Yoki Chan

Junior Specialist, Jewels, Hong Kong

+852 2318 2036

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