IWC PORTUGIESER, CHRONOGRAPH, REF. 371480
PORTUGIESER CHRONOGRAPH, REF. 371480
CASE MATERIAL: 18k pink gold
CASE DIAMETER: 40.9mm
BRACELET / STRAP MATERIAL: Brown calf leather with IWC buckle in 18k pink gold
FUNCTIONS: Time and chronograph
ACCESSORIES: IWC Presentation box, product literature, IWC polishing cloth, IWC service warranty booklet, and filled out IWC guarantee card (original price tag stuck to card)
The condition of lots can vary widely and the nature of the lots sold means that they are unlikely to be in a perfect condition. Lots are sold in the condition they are in at the time of sale.
The case is in good condition with light scratches. The bezel has nicks around the edge. The case appears to be unpolished. The dial and hands appear to be original and in excellent condition. The movement is in working order at the time of cataloging, consistent with the age of the watch. The movement has not been tested for accuracy. A service is recommended given the age of the watch.
The condition of lots sold can vary widely due to factors such as age, previous damage, restoration, repair and wear and tear. The nature of the lots sold means that they will rarely be in perfect condition. Lots are sold in the condition they are in at the time of sale.
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The IWC Portuguese was developed because of a customer in Portugal in the late 1930s who wanted a wristwatch with the same size and accuracy as a pocketwatch. IWC complied with this request and the Portuguese was born. The current watch here is a direct descendant line of Portuguese models. Over the years IWC has made many variations of the legendary model. This example features a beautiful pink gold case with silvered dial and pink gold Arabic hour markers. The retail price on this model in 2014 was $16,400. The Portuguese line remains a cornerstone of the modern IWC collection and has been well received in the market by enthusiasts and collectors.
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