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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 67

    IWC. A fine and rare oversized stainless steel limited edition wristwatch

    SIGNED INTERNATIONAL WATCH CO., SCHAFFHAUSEN, PORTUGIESER JUBILÄUMSUHR "125 YEARS IWC" MODEL, REF. R.5441, CASE NO. 149/1000, MANUFACTURED IN 1993

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    IWC. A fine and rare oversized stainless steel limited edition wristwatch
    Signed International Watch Co., Schaffhausen, Portugieser Jubiläumsuhr "125 Years IWC" model, ref. R.5441, case no. 149/1000, manufactured in 1993
    Cal. 9828 nickel-finished lever movement, 19 jewels, the silvered matte dial with applied gold Arabic numerals, gold feuille hands, subsidiary seconds, in oversized circular case with engraved number 149/1000 to the band, glazed snap on back, stainless steel IWC buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    42 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by IWC International Guarantee, booklet, original fitted wooden presentation box with plaque inscribed R.5441 Jubiläumsuhr 1868-1993 Limitierte Serie 125 Years IWC and outer packaging.

    The "Portugieser Jubilee" reference 5441, a classic amongst collectors, was introduced into the market in 1993 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of IWC Schaffhausen. It was made in a limited edition of 1000 examples in stainless steel, 500 in pink gold and 250 in platinum.

    For an example of the early Portugieser model and its history see lot 397 in this auction.

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