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IWC Portuguese Chronograph Steel United States of America, California, San Mateo
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IWC Portugieser Chronograph Classic Mens Watch 42mm - iw390
$10,249
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WatchShopping.com Inc.
776
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IWC Portuguese Automatic Steel United States of America, California, San Mateo
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IWC Portugieser Automatic Blue Steel/Leather 42.3mm - IW500710
$9,899
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WatchShopping.com Inc.
776
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IWC Portuguese Chronograph Rose gold United States of America, California, San Mateo
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IWC Portugieser Chronograph Silver 18k red gold/Brown Leather 40
$12,499
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WatchShopping.com Inc.
776
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IWC Portuguese Chronograph Steel United States of America, California, San Mateo
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IWC Portugieser Chronograph White Steel/Leather 40.9mm - IW37144
$5,739
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WatchShopping.com Inc.
776
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IWC Portuguese Grande Complication Rose gold 45mm Silver United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
IWC Portuguese Grande Complication
$115,000
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Chad Warrick
20
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IWC Portuguese Tourbillon Rose gold 43mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, New York
IWC Portugieser Tourbillon 18K Rose Gold
Price on request
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Twain Time
 
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IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar Platinum 42.3mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
IWC IW502219 Portuguese Perpetual Calendar Platinum Limited...
$23,500
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European Watch Company
260
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IWC Portuguese Chronograph Steel Arabic numerals United States of America, Massachusetts, Andover
IWC Portuguese Chronograph
$5,600
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Royal Jewelers
15
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IWC Portuguese Chronograph Steel 40.9mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, Pennsylvania, Southampton
IWC Portugieser Chronograph IW371445
$4,900
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Luxury Bazaar
73
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IWC Portuguese Chronograph Rose gold 40.9mm Grey Arabic numerals United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
IWC Portuguese Chronograph
$12,000
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Shreve, Crump & Low
 
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IWC Portuguese Automatic Steel 42mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, Smithtown
IWC 2016 Men's IWC Portuguese 7 Day Stainless 42mm Automatic...
$6,744
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Collectors Coins & Jewelry of Smithtown
109
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IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar Steel 44.2mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd
IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar IW5023-08
$17,450
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WatchBox
443
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IWC Portuguese Annual Calendar Steel 44.2mm Blue Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, NEW YORK
IWC Portuguese Annual Calendar Blue Dial
$15,950
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Luxury Time NYC
21
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IWC Portuguese (submodel) United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
IWC Portuguese (submodel)
$14,200
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Chad Warrick
20
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IWC Portuguese Chronograph Rose gold 41mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, New York
IWC Portuguese Chronograph Rose Gold Watch IW371402
$13,499
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Avi & Co NY
138
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IWC Portuguese Chronograph Steel 40mm Arabic numerals United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
IWC 371401 Portuguese Chronograph Silver Dial Gold Numerals SS...
$6,200
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European Watch Company
260
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IWC Portuguese Chronograph Rose gold 40.9mm Grey Arabic numerals United States of America, Texas, Austin
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IWC Portuguese Chronograph Rose Gold Androise Dial IW371482
$10,991
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IWC Portuguese Chronograph Steel 40.9mm White Arabic numerals United States of America, Pennsylvania, Southampton
IWC Portugieser Chronograph Watch IW371445
$4,900
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Luxury Bazaar
73
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IWC Portuguese Automatic United States of America, Massachusetts, Milford
IWC Portuguese 7 Day, IW500113
$11,999
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The Goldenswan Inc
27
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IWC Portuguese Chronograph Rose gold 41mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, Smithtown
IWC Mint IWC Portuguese Chronograph 18K Rose Gold Black Dial...
$9,394
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Collectors Coins & Jewelry of Smithtown
109
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IWC Portuguese Automatic Steel 42.3mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd
IWC Portuguese 7 Day IW5001-07
$6,950
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WatchBox
443
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IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar Rose gold United States of America, New York, NEW YORK
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar
$21,000
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Luxury Time NYC
21
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IWC Portuguese Minute Repeater White gold Silver United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
IWC Portuguese Minute Repeater
$35,900
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Chad Warrick
20
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IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Steel 45.4mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, New York
IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Steel Watch IW390211
$11,999
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Avi & Co NY
138
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IWC Portuguese Automatic White gold 42.3mm Grey Arabic numerals United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
IWC IW500106 Portuguese 7 Day Automatic 18K White Gold / Grey...
$12,900
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European Watch Company
260
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IWC Portuguese Automatic Steel Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, Virginia, Williamsburg
IWC Portuguese Automatic 7 Day 500705 Blue Numberals
$9,975
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Watch Exchange Co.
187
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IWC Portuguese Chronograph Steel 41mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, Pennsylvania, Southampton
IWC Portugieser Chronograph Automatic Watch IW371404
$4,700
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Luxury Bazaar
73
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IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Steel 45.4mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, New York
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IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph
$7,500
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Private Seller
 
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IWC Portuguese Chronograph Rose gold 41mm Grey Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, Smithtown
IWC 2013 IWC Portuguese Chronograph 18K Rose Gold Ardoise Gray...
$9,993
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Collectors Coins & Jewelry of Smithtown
109
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IWC Portuguese Chronograph Steel 41mm Blue Arabic numerals United States of America, Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd
IWC Portugieser Chronograph "150 Years" Edition IW3716-01
$8,450
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WatchBox
443
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IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar White gold United States of America, New York, NEW YORK
IWC Portuguese White Gold Perpetual Calendar
$23,000
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Luxury Time NYC
21
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IWC Portuguese Minute Repeater United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
IWC Portuguese Minute Repeater Skeleton
$74,000
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Chad Warrick
20
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IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar Rose gold 44.2mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, New York
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar Rose Gold Watch IW503202
$19,499
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Avi & Co NY
138
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IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar White gold 44.2mm Blue Arabic numerals United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
IWC IW503203 Portuguese Perpetual Calendar Double Moon 18K...
$21,900
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European Watch Company
260
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IWC Portuguese Grande Complication Rose gold 45mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Los Angeles
IWC Portuguese Grande Complication IW377402 Minute Repeater RG
$108,700
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Class-Watches
14
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IWC Portuguese Chronograph Steel 40.9mm Blue Arabic numerals United States of America, Virginia, Williamsburg
IWC Portuguese Chronograph - Blue Dial - 371491 - 2018
$6,450
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Watch Exchange Co.
187
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IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar Rose gold Black Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, New York
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar
$20,500
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World Of Watches NYC
 
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IWC Portuguese Automatic Steel 42.3mm Silver United States of America, New York, Airmont
IWC Portugieser Automatic iw500705
$10,400
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Prestige Time
305
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IWC Portuguese Annual Calendar Steel 44.2mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd
IWC Portuguesier Annual Calendar IW5035-01
$13,450
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WatchBox
443
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IWC Portuguese Automatic Steel 42.3mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, Massachusetts, Milford
IWC Portuguese Automatic
$7,450
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The Goldenswan Inc
27
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IWC Portuguese Hand-Wound Platinum 43mm Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
IWC Portuguese
$16,000
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Chad Warrick
20
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IWC Portuguese Chronograph Steel 41mm Champagne Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, Massapequa Park
IWC MINT IWC Portuguese Chronograph Stainless Blue 41mm 3714...
$4,494
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Collectors Coins & Jewelry
189
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IWC Portuguese Chronograph Steel 41mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
IWC 3712 Portuguese Chronograph Rattrapante SS COMPLETE (30870)
$6,950
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European Watch Company
260
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IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar Red gold 44.2mm Arabic numerals United States of America, Florida, Naples
IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar IW503404
$31,000
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Exquisite Timepieces
39
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IWC Portuguese Minute Repeater White gold 43mm Grey Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, Hartsdale
IWC Limited Edition Portuguese Minute Repeater
$35,500
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Tarrytown Jewelers
179
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IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Titanium 45mm Black United States of America, Virginia, Vienna
IWC Schaffhausen Yacht Club Edition Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012...
$7,000
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Tysons Watch and Jewelry Exchange
7
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IWC Portuguese Automatic 42.3mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, Virginia, Williamsburg
IWC Portuguese Automatic 7 Day 500701 Rose Gold
$18,150
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Watch Exchange Co.
187
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IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Steel 45.5mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd
IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph IW3902-10
$6,950
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WatchBox
443
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IWC Portuguese Chronograph Rose gold 42mm Silver United States of America, New York, Airmont
IWC Portugieser Chronograph Classic 42mm IW390402
$17,250
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Prestige Time
305
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IWC Portuguese Minute Repeater Rose gold 44mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
IWC Portuguese Minute Repeater
$53,000
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Chad Warrick
20
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IWC Portuguese Chronograph Steel 41mm White Arabic numerals United States of America, Texas, Carrollton
IWC Portuguese Chronograph
$5,309
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PreOwned Watch Shop
24
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IWC Portuguese Chronograph Steel 41mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
IWC IW371404 Portugieser Chronograph Black Panda Dial / SS...
$6,300
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European Watch Company
260
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IWC Portuguese Automatic Steel 42.3mm Arabic numerals United States of America, Florida, Naples
IWC Portuguese Automatic Stainless Steel Red Numerals IW5001-14
$7,850
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Exquisite Timepieces
39
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IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Titanium 45mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, Hartsdale
IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Volvo Ocean Race
$12,700
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Tarrytown Jewelers
179
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IWC Portuguese Automatic Rose gold 42mm United States of America, North Carolina, Winston Salem
IWC Portuguese 7 day Rose Gold Boutique Edition Copper Dial...
$16,999
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LTW (Luxury Time Watches)
14
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IWC Portuguese Chronograph Steel 42mm Blue Arabic numerals United States of America, Virginia, Williamsburg
IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic - Blue Dial - 42mm
$9,750
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Watch Exchange Co.
187
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IWC Portuguese Chronograph Steel 40.9mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd
IWC Portuguese Chrono-Rattrapante Italia IW3712-14
$7,950
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WatchBox
443
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IWC Portuguese Automatic Steel 42mm Grey Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, Lynbrook
IWC Men's IWC Portuguese 7 Day Stainless 42mm Automatic Chrono...
$5,744
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Collectors Coins of Lynbrook LLC
41
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IWC Portuguese Chronograph Steel 41mm Blue Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
IWC Portuguese Chronograph
$7,200
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Chad Warrick
20
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IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar Rose gold 42.3mm Arabic numerals United States of America, Missouri, Chesterfield
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar Rose Gold 42mm
$18,995
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Watches 24 Seven, LLC
70
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IWC Portuguese Chronograph Steel 40mm Silver United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
IWC IW371445 Portuguese Chronograph SS Silver Dial / Gold...
$6,250
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European Watch Company
260
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IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Rose gold 45mm Grey United States of America, California, Huntington Beach
IWC Portugueser Yacht Club Iw390209 Rose Gold
$12,829
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OCWG Inc.
125
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IWC Portuguese Chronograph Steel 41mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Los Angeles
IWC Portuguese Chronograph Rattrapante IW3712-02
$7,500
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Class-Watches
14
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IWC Portuguese Hand-Wound United States of America, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
IWC Portugieser Hand Wound Eight Days 150 Years
$8,795
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JapanEasy Watches
250
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IWC Portugieser: Ahead of its Time

The IWC Portugieser is a legend amongst iconic watches. From the start, it was setting standards in many ways. Platinum models with a tourbillon and celestial chart are the highlights of this series.

Highlights

  • Top model: Portugieser Sidérale Scafusia with a constant-force tourbillon and sidereal time
  • Grande Complication with a perpetual calendar, chronograph, and minute repetition
  • Power reserve lasting up to 8 days
  • The sporty Portugieser: Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph with flyback function
  • Split-seconds flyback chronograph available

IWC Portugieser: Styled After Marine Chronometers

The history of the Portugieser reaches back to the first half of the 20th century. Towards the end of the 1930s, two Portuguese businessmen requested that IWC create a wristwatch that ran as precisely as a marine chronometer. Marine chronometers are incredibly precise watches used by sailors to navigate at sea. At the time, such precision was only possible with pocket watch movements. Thus, IWC placed the Savonnette pocket watch caliber 74 in a wristwatch case. Since this movement's crown was on the right side, positioning it wasn't complicated. However, as it was designed as a pocket watch movement, the caliber 74 made the wristwatch unusually large; it had a diameter of 41.5 mm. At the time, small or rectangular watches in Art Deco style were in fashion. Thus, in terms of design, the Portugieser was ahead of its time. The watch also had a technical advantage: Thanks to its larger pocket watch movement, the first Portugieser was much more precise than its smaller contemporaries.

IWC only produced a few hundred of these "pocket watch wristwatches" up until the 1980s. In 1993, the Schaffhausen-based manufacturer reissued the Portugieser. In the following years, it developed into one of the most successful IWC models.

Buying Advice

The Portugieser, like the pilot's watches in the Pilot collection, is an iconic IWC watch. You can purchase a pre-owned Portugieser Chronograph for around 4,000 euros. New chronograph models start around 5,000 euros. If you're willing to spend about 1,000 euros more, you can buy a pre-owned Portugieser Automatic with an in-house caliber. The watch features a small seconds, date display, power reserve indicator, and runs for seven days before needing to be wound again. New, the Automatic costs around 8,000 euros.

One of the most popular IWC watches is the Portugieser Yacht Club. Pre-owned, this chronograph costs around 7,000 euros. New, it costs around 9,000 euros.

One of the most sought-after complications is the annual calendar. Unlike a normal date or day/date display, an annual calendar only has to be corrected once a year on March 1st. A new IWC Portugieser Annual Calendar costs around 15,000 euros. Portugieser models with a perpetual calendar require correction after 577.5 years. After this period of time, the moon phase display will be off by one day as well and also require correction. The mechanical movement takes both months of different lengths and leap years into account. A pre-owned model costs around 18,000 euros, while a new version of this intricate watch costs around 20,000 euros.

Watches with a tourbillon are considered masterpieces of watchmaking. Abraham-Louis Breguet developed the tourbillon towards the end of the 18th century in order to compensate for gravity-related deviations from the correct time. A Portugieser with a tourbillon can be purchased pre-owned and in very good condition starting at 33,000 euros. New, these watches cost about 44,000 euros.

The Grande Complication is the highlight of the Portugieser collection. This complicated, automatic wristwatch is a chronograph and features a perpetual calendar with a moon phase display as well as a minute repeater for hours, quarter hours, and minutes. A pre-owned model costs around 120,000 euros, while new, it costs about 160,000 euros.

IWC Portugieser Chronograph: The Classic Timer

IWC's chronographs are adored by watch fans. The term chronograph literally means "time recorder." A chronograph functions like a stopwatch. Most have a central chronograph seconds hand as well as one or two subdials to keep track of the timed minutes and hours. Additionally, there's a decentralized seconds to keep track of the current seconds.

The subsidiary seconds dial is located at six o'clock. The 30-minute counter is located under 12 o'clock. The central chronograph seconds hand keeps track of the timed seconds. You have the choice between a 40.9-mm stainless steel or 18-karat red gold case. If you prefer your chronograph a bit larger, then the 42-mm Portugieser Chronograph Classic is a good option. The smaller chronograph is available with a dial in black, silver, or slate. Arabic numerals are used as hour markers, while dots represent minutes. For use when timing seconds and parts of seconds, IWC included small stick indices on the edge of the dial. Arabic numerals are included at five-second intervals, making it easier to read timed seconds. This precision scale makes it possible to time 1/4th of a second.

The caliber 79350 powers the chronograph. It's based on the ETA Valjoux 7750 movement, one of the most successful automatic chronograph calibers of all time. The movement has a 44-hour power reserve. Since it also features a stop-seconds mechanism, you can set your Portugieser Chronograph to the exact correct second. The automatic winding ensures that the movement is always wound, as it winds automatically with the motion of the wearer's arm. The balance frequency is 28,800 alternations per hour (A/h).

Features

  • Classic chronograph wristwatch
  • Stainless steel or 18-karat red gold cases
  • Can time up to 30 minutes

IWC's Masterpiece: The Portugieser Sidérale Scafusia

The Portugieser Sidérale Scafusia is the most complicated watch IWC has ever produced. They spent 10 years developing it. Highlights of this watch include its so-called constant-force tourbillon, a 96-hour power reserve, and a sidereal time display. Sidereal time differs from traditional solar time by approximately four minutes each day. Sidereal time is required in certain circumstances, such as in order to find the same star each night in the same position. Sidereal time is primarily used as a timescale by astronomers. This is based on the visible movement of the stars caused by the Earth's own rotation. One sidereal day is equal to the time that it takes the Earth to complete a full rotation on its axis.

The Portugieser Sidérale Scafusia displays sidereal time on a subdial at 12 o'clock. The central hour and minute hands as well as the decentralized seconds hand display the solar time. The small seconds hand is attached to the tourbillon cage. Since the tourbillon makes one full rotation every minute, the seconds hand also makes one rotation in a minute. The power reserve indicator, which displays when you need to wind the manual caliber 94900, is located between four and five.

The Constant-Force Tourbillon

The constant-force tourbillon in the Portugieser Sidérale Scafusia is unique. IWC successfully managed to create a mechanism to stabilize the balance amplitude, keeping it constant. In mechanical movements, the power transferred from the mainspring to the escapement typically varies. When fully wound, the tension is high. However, with time, the tension lessens and the amplitude declines. This loss of amplitude leads to deviations from the correct time.

The constant-force tourbillon keeps the balance wheel's degree of rotation constant, which helps the watch run precisely. Two parallel, linked barrels deliver 48 hours of constant force. Afterward, the watch runs for another 48 hours without the constant-force mechanism. You can recognize when the mechanism isn't running when the seconds hand runs more smoothly and the power reserve indicator displays that 48 hours or less are remaining. After the first 48 hours pass, the seconds hand runs at a balance frequency of 18,000 A/h, making five small jumps per second. In the first 48 hours with the constant-force mechanism running, the hand makes one movement per second like a quartz watch. IWC also uses the constant-force tourbillon in their sport watch Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon.

A Celestial Chart on Your Wrist

A celestial chart is located on the back of the Portugieser Sidérale Scafusia. The chart displays the starlit sky over a specific location. There are between 500 and 1,000 visible stars on the chart. Marked constellations allow for easier orientation. Thanks to a polarization filter, the chart is blue during the day and gray at night. Two 24-hour rings on the back display the time: The outer ring indicates the mean solar time and the inner ring, sidereal time. Furthermore, the watch displays sunrise and sunset in addition to a perpetual calendar which counts days numerically. Thus, day 1 is January 1st, day 31 is January 31st, and December 31st is day 365. During a leap year, December 31st would be day 366. This counting system is common amongst astronomers. The abbreviation LY stands for leap year; a small window indicates whether or not it's a leap year. In order to calculate the current date, you have to add the middle number in the large window to the smaller number on the right.

The 46-mm case of the Portugieser Sidérale Scafusia is made of either platinum or 18-karat white or red gold. Due to its larger size, it's well suited for larger wrists. It is also rather thick at 17.5 mm. This makes sense, however, as its 520 individual movement pieces require space. With a platinum case, the watch weighs 280 g. The strap is made of alligator leather from the Italian luxury manufacturer Santoni.

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