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IWC Portuguese Automatic Chronograph "Panda" (Excellent)
IWC Portuguese Automatic Chronograph "Panda" (Excellent)
RM17,745
Seller
collector's time gallery
MY
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar
RM88,027
Seller
Chronorelojes, S.L.
9
ES
IWC Portuguese Chronograph (two straps) + Orig. Gold Fold Clasp
IWC Portuguese Chronograph (two straps) + Orig. Gold Fold Clasp
RM41,127
Seller
Special Timepiece
 
CZ
IWC Portugieser Limited Edition Minute Repeater
IWC Portugieser Limited Edition Minute Repeater
RM198,554
Seller
Swisstimemachine
6
UK
IWC Portugieser Automatic
TOP
IWC Portugieser Automatic
RM38,357
Free shipping
Seller
Rent a Box Schmuck und Uhren AG
6
CH
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar
RM123,049
Seller
Inelisa
 
FR
IWC Yacht Club Chronograph
IWC Yacht Club Chronograph
RM74,539
Free shipping
Seller
A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
153
DE
IWC portuguese laureus sport for good foundation
IWC portuguese laureus sport for good foundation
RM25,559
Seller
East Grinstead Watch Company
 
UK
IWC Portuguese Chronograph
IWC Portuguese Chronograph
RM44,845
Seller
Time and Design
 
CH
IWC Portoghese
IWC Portoghese
RM32,182
Seller
ALDIER
 
IT
IWC Portugieser Chronograph White Steel/Leather 40.9mm - IW37144
IWC Portugieser Chronograph White Steel/Leather 40.9mm - IW37144
RM25,058
Free shipping
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WatchShopping.com Inc.
15
US
IWC Portuguese Chronograph Automatic 41mm, Men's Watch
IWC Portuguese Chronograph Automatic 41mm, Men's Watch
RM16,560
Seller
SwissOnly
9
LT
IWC Portuguese 7 Days Power Reserve
IWC Portuguese 7 Days Power Reserve
RM37,397
Seller
Swisstimemachine
6
UK
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar
RM112,216
Seller
Finewatches.ch
 
CH
IWC Portuguese Automatic
IWC Portuguese Automatic
RM52,059
Seller
Lauscher OHG
5
DE
IWC Portugieser Minute
IWC Portugieser Minute
RM158,543
Free shipping
Seller
A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
153
DE
IWC Watch Portuguese Chrono IW371417
IWC Watch Portuguese Chrono IW371417
RM23,945
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
IWC Minutenrepetition
IWC Minutenrepetition
RM195,867
Seller
Second Season by Lohri
 
CH
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar
RM67,909
Seller
buy-sell-watches.ru
RU
IWC Portugieser Chronograph Blue Steel/Leather 40.9mm - IW371491
IWC Portugieser Chronograph Blue Steel/Leather 40.9mm - IW371491
RM23,441
Free shipping
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WatchShopping.com Inc.
15
US
IWC PORTUGUESE “VINTAGE COLLECTION”
IWC PORTUGUESE “VINTAGE COLLECTION”
RM26,274
Seller
Royal Jewelers
8
US
IWC Portuguese Chrono
IWC Portuguese Chrono
RM23,676
Seller
Swisstimemachine
6
UK
IWC Portuguese Chronograph
IWC Portuguese Chronograph
RM35,968
Seller
COMPRA-VENTA JAVIER CALVO
ES
IWC Portuguese Chronograph
IWC Portuguese Chronograph
RM31,235
Free shipping
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Tradeluxe Uhrenhandels GmbH
47
AT
IWC Portugieser 8 Tage
IWC Portugieser 8 Tage
RM31,472
Free shipping
Seller
A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
153
DE
IWC Watch Portuguese Manual IW544203
IWC Watch Portuguese Manual IW544203
RM32,016
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
IWC Portuguese Chronograph limited Edition BORIS BECKER
IWC Portuguese Chronograph limited Edition BORIS BECKER
RM38,808
Seller
MONTRES orologi e gioielli
16
IT
IWC Portuguese Automatic white gold
IWC Portuguese Automatic white gold
RM43,771
Seller
X10-WATCH
ES
IWC Portugieser Automatic White S/S 42.3mm - IW500705
IWC Portugieser Automatic White S/S 42.3mm - IW500705
RM39,610
Free shipping
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WatchShopping.com Inc.
15
US
IWC Portugieser Handaufzug IW545407 Ungetragen
IWC Portugieser Handaufzug IW545407 Ungetragen
RM27,402
Seller
schreiter-muenchen.de
141
DE
IWC Portuguese Chronograph
TOP
IWC Portuguese Chronograph
RM21,297
Seller
Private Seller
 
DE
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar - IW502119
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar - IW502119
RM96,856
Seller
H&Y Jewellery
23
UK
IWC Portuguese Tourbillon Mystere Retrograde Platinum 2018
IWC Portuguese Tourbillon Mystere Retrograde Platinum 2018
RM397,542
Free shipping
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Tradeluxe Uhrenhandels GmbH
47
AT
IWC Portugieser Chronograph Automatic Edelstahl 40,9mm
IWC Portugieser Chronograph Automatic Edelstahl 40,9mm
RM18,836
Seller
LUXUHRIA Uhren&Schmuck
35
DE
IWC Watch Portuguese Chrono Rattrapante IW371203
IWC Watch Portuguese Chrono Rattrapante IW371203
RM48,159
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
IWC Portuguese Chronograph
IWC Portuguese Chronograph
RM25,556
Seller
ANNIBALI&CO
80
IT
IWC Portuguese Jubilee 125TH ANNIVERSARY - 5441 Set
IWC Portuguese Jubilee 125TH ANNIVERSARY - 5441 Set
RM260,295
Free shipping
Seller
Watches.de - Mercurius Trading Ltd.
109
CH
IWC Portugieser Chronograph Silver 18k red gold/Brown Leather 40
IWC Portugieser Chronograph Silver 18k red gold/Brown Leather 40
RM47,371
Free shipping
Seller
WatchShopping.com Inc.
15
US
IWC Portugieser Chronograph
IWC Portugieser Chronograph
RM23,403
Seller
Guardian Of Time
535
UK
IWC Portuguese Rattrapante Chronograph
IWC Portuguese Rattrapante Chronograph
RM25,083
Free shipping
Seller
Elite Chrono Ltd.
254
UK
IWC Portugieser Stahl Chronograph IW3714 Automatik Armbanduhr
IWC Portugieser Stahl Chronograph IW3714 Automatik Armbanduhr
RM18,883
Seller
Juwelier Rieger
207
DE
IWC Portuguese Hand-Wound - Vintage Portugieser
TOP
IWC Portuguese Hand-Wound - Vintage Portugieser
RM21,250
Seller
Private Seller
 
AT
IWC Portuguese 7-Days
IWC Portuguese 7-Days
RM62,707
Seller
House of Pertijs
55
NL
IWC Watch Portuguese Chrono IW371415
IWC Watch Portuguese Chrono IW371415
RM44,392
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
IWC Portugieser Classic Chronograph IW390405
IWC Portugieser Classic Chronograph IW390405
RM75,249
Seller
schreiter-muenchen.de
141
DE
IWC Portuguese Jubilee 1993 Steel 125th Anniversery Limited...
IWC Portuguese Jubilee 1993 Steel 125th Anniversery Limited...
RM62,944
Free shipping
Seller
Watches.de - Mercurius Trading Ltd.
109
CH
IWC Portugieser Automatic Black S/S 42.3mm - IW500703
IWC Portugieser Automatic Black S/S 42.3mm - IW500703
RM38,074
Free shipping
Seller
WatchShopping.com Inc.
15
US
IWC Portugieser Chronograph
IWC Portugieser Chronograph
RM23,403
Seller
Guardian Of Time
535
UK
IWC Portugieser Portuguese 7 days
IWC Portugieser Portuguese 7 days
RM33,124
Seller
maxwatches.eu
423
DE
IWC Portugieser Stahl IW371447
IWC Portugieser Stahl IW371447
RM25,036
Seller
CWC GmbH
71
DE
IWC Portuguese Chronograph
TOP
IWC Portuguese Chronograph
RM21,297
Seller
Private Seller
 
FR
IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Limited
IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Limited
RM43,254
Seller
Bijouterie-Horlogerie Langel
34
CH
IWC Watch Portuguese Chrono IW371445
IWC Watch Portuguese Chrono IW371445
RM26,635
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
IWC Portuguese Chronograph Full Set
IWC Portuguese Chronograph Full Set
RM22,717
Seller
PASSIONE VINTAGE
84
IT
IWC Portuguese Jubilee 1993 125th Anniversery Steel Limited...
IWC Portuguese Jubilee 1993 125th Anniversery Steel Limited...
RM56,318
Free shipping
Seller
Watches.de - Mercurius Trading Ltd.
109
CH
IWC Portugieser Chronograph Silver/Black - IW371445
IWC Portugieser Chronograph Silver/Black - IW371445
RM23,845
Free shipping
Seller
WatchShopping.com Inc.
15
US
IWC Portugieser Chronograph
IWC Portugieser Chronograph
RM23,403
Seller
Guardian Of Time
535
UK
IWC Portuguese Chronograph Stainless Steel Men's IW371446 - W4913
IWC Portuguese Chronograph Stainless Steel Men's IW371446 - W4913
RM21,497
Seller
Xupes.com
114
UK
IWC Portugieser Chronograph Edelstahl Ref. 371446 mit 2 Jahren...
IWC Portugieser Chronograph Edelstahl Ref. 371446 mit 2 Jahren...
RM21,675
Seller
Uhrenworld München Center GmbH
82
DE
IWC Portugieser Ewiger Kalender Platin
TOP
IWC Portugieser Ewiger Kalender Platin
RM157,753
Seller
Private Seller
 
DE
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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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