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IWC Portuguese Chronograph new 42mm Steel
IWC Portuguese Chronograph
R 130,900
Seller
Luxurytime South Africa
ZA
IWC Portuguese (submodel) pre-owned Steel
IWC PORTUGUESE REGULATEUR
R 99,999
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The Diamond Channel
ZA
IWC Portuguese Chronograph new 41mm Steel
IWC Portugieser NEW
R 93,334
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
855
NL
IWC Portuguese Tourbillon pre-owned 43mm Rose gold
IWC Portuguese Tourbillon IW546304
R 633,653
Free shipping
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
289
UK
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar pre-owned 41mm Red gold
IWC Portugieser Ewiger Kalender
R 291,169
Free shipping
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
398
DE
IWC Portuguese Chronograph new 41mm Steel
IWC Portuguese Chronograph 41mm IW371445 Ex IW371401
R 92,376
Free shipping
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SORELLE RONCO
1161
IT
IWC Portuguese Chronograph new 41mm Steel
IWC Portugieser Chronograph Automatik, UNGETRAGEN, B&P,...
R 78,017
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chronopark GmbH
 
DE
IWC Portuguese Chronograph pre-owned 40mm
IWC 3712 Portuguese Chronograph Rattrapante Split Second 18K...
R 165,114
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FeelGoodWatches, Inc.
9
US
IWC Portuguese Minute Repeater pre-owned 44mm Yellow gold
IWC Portugieser Minutenrepetition 5240
R 445,130
Seller
Henry´s Auktionshaus AG
DE
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar new 44mm Rose gold
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar Perpetual Double Moonphase...
R 365,358
Seller
Mall of the Watch
1040
MC
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar 44.2mm White gold
IWC IW502303 Portuguese Perpetual II Grey Dial 18K White Gold...
R 272,858
Seller
European Watch Company
201
US
IWC Portuguese Hand-Wound pre-owned 44mm Steel
IWC Vintage Portugieser Hand-Wound 1939 Stainless Steel
R 82,166
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
855
NL
IWC Portuguese (submodel) pre-owned 43mm Rose gold
IWC F.A. Jones Portuguese IW544201
R 180,139
Free shipping
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
289
UK
IWC Portuguese Automatic pre-owned 35mm Red gold
IWC Portugieser Automatic
R 99,716
Free shipping
Seller
A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
398
DE
IWC Portuguese Chronograph new 40,9mm Steel
IWC Portuguese Chronograph 371446 ex Ex IW371417
R 92,376
Free shipping
Seller
SORELLE RONCO
1161
IT
IWC Portuguese Chronograph pre-owned 41mm Steel
IWC Portugieser Chrono
R 94,929
Seller
TIMELOUNGE Uhren- und Schmuckhandel GmbH
AT
IWC Portuguese Chronograph new 40.9mm Steel
IWC IW371446 PORTUGUESE CHRONOGRAPH AUTOMATIC, STEEL UNWORN
R 79,409
Seller
FeelGoodWatches, Inc.
9
US
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar pre-owned 44.2mm Rose gold
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar Rose Gold IW502103
R 263,249
Free shipping
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LAURENTI
57
IT
IWC Portuguese Automatic new 42.3mm Steel
IWC Portugieser Automatic Iw500710
R 141,995
Seller
Mall of the Watch
1040
MC
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar 44.2mm White gold
IWC IW503203 Portuguese Perpetual Calendar Double Moon 18K...
R 320,433
Seller
European Watch Company
201
US
IWC Portuguese Automatic pre-owned 42.3mm Platinum
IWC Portugieser 7-Days Platinum limited edition
R 274,417
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
855
NL
IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph pre-owned 43.5mm Steel
IWC Portugieser Limited Edition Boesch IW390504
R 217,252
Free shipping
Seller
Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
289
UK
IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph pre-owned 45mm Rose gold
IWC Yacht Club Chronograph
R 251,283
Free shipping
Seller
A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
398
DE
IWC Portuguese Automatic new 42,3mm Steel
IWC PORTUGIESER AUTOMATIC 7 Days White Dial Black Leather 500704
R 148,217
Free shipping
Seller
SORELLE RONCO
1161
IT
IWC Portuguese Automatic pre-owned 42mm Platinum
IWC Portugieser Automatik
R 343,021
Seller
TIMELOUNGE Uhren- und Schmuckhandel GmbH
AT
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar pre-owned 33.4mm Rose gold
IWC 18ct rose gold Portugieser Perpetual Calendar
R 316,736
Seller
Hackett Watches Ltd
15
UK
IWC Portuguese Automatic pre-owned 42.3mm Steel
IWC Watch Portuguese Automatic IW500107
R 107,721
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
IWC Portuguese Automatic new 42mm Rose gold
IWC Portugieser Automatic Iw500702
R 221,767
Seller
Mall of the Watch
1040
MC
IWC Portuguese (submodel) 35mm Steel
IWC 3531003 Portuguese SS / Rose Numerals 35MM (30274)
R 62,268
Seller
European Watch Company
201
US
IWC Portuguese Chronograph new 41mm Steel
IWC Portugieser NEW
R 93,334
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
855
NL
IWC Portuguese Chronograph pre-owned 41mm Steel
IWC Portuguese Split Second Chrono Rattrapante IW371202
R 100,479
Free shipping
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
289
UK
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar pre-owned 44mm Yellow gold
IWC Portugieser Ewiger Kalender
R 290,372
Free shipping
Seller
A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
398
DE
IWC Portuguese Hand-Wound new 43mm Rose gold
IWC Portoghese eight days red gold
Price on request
Seller
SORELLE RONCO
1161
IT
IWC Portuguese Minute Repeater pre-owned 42mm White gold
IWC Portugieser Minutenrepitition Squelette
R 1,226,900
Seller
TIMELOUNGE Uhren- und Schmuckhandel GmbH
AT
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar pre-owned Rose gold
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar 18K Rose Gold Men's IW502119...
R 307,684
Seller
Xupes.com
198
UK
IWC Portuguese Automatic new Steel
IWC Portuguese Automatic 7 Day - 500705 - 2018
R 136,429
Seller
Watch Exchange Co.
157
US
IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph new 43.5mm Steel
IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph Iw390502
R 130,827
Seller
Mall of the Watch
1040
MC
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar 44.2mm White gold
IWC IW502307 Portuguese Perpetual II Grey Dial 18K White Gold...
R 300,843
Seller
European Watch Company
201
US
IWC Portuguese Chronograph pre-owned 40.9mm Steel
IWC Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante
R 109,288
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
855
NL
IWC Portuguese (submodel) pre-owned 43.1mm Rose gold
IWC Wempe Portuguese Regulateur IW544303
R 198,243
Free shipping
Seller
Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
289
UK
IWC Portuguese Minute Repeater pre-owned 42mm Yellow gold
IWC Portugieser Minute
R 534,475
Free shipping
Seller
A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
398
DE
IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph new 43.5mm Steel
IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph 45,5mm IW390502
R 141,357
Free shipping
Seller
SORELLE RONCO
1161
IT
IWC Portuguese Chronograph pre-owned 41mm Steel
IWC Portugieser Chrono
R 90,143
Seller
TIMELOUNGE Uhren- und Schmuckhandel GmbH
AT
IWC Portuguese Chronograph pre-owned Yellow gold
IWC 18ct gold Portuguese Chronograph
R 135,692
Seller
Hackett Watches Ltd
15
UK
IWC Portuguese Hand-Wound pre-owned 43mm Steel
IWC Portuguese Stainless Steel Men's IW510203 - W4985
R 117,588
Seller
Xupes.com
198
UK
IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph new 45.4mm Steel
IWC Portugieser Yacht Club – Iw390210
R 135,613
Seller
Mall of the Watch
1040
MC
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar new 44mm Rose gold
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar Rosegold 2018
R 392,480
Free shipping
Seller
Tradeluxe Uhrenhandels GmbH
64
AT
IWC Portuguese Chronograph pre-owned 41mm Platinum
IWC Watch Portuguese Chrono Rattrapante IW371205
R 248,935
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
IWC Portuguese Automatic pre-owned 42.3mm Steel
IWC Portuguese Steel IW500107
R 113,152
Free shipping
Seller
Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
289
UK
IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph pre-owned 45mm Rose gold
IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph
R 176,308
Seller
Aruba Gold Jewelers
 
US
IWC Portuguese Automatic new 42,3mm Steel
IWC Portoghese Automatic 7 Days Steel Black Dial Leather 500703
R 148,217
Free shipping
Seller
SORELLE RONCO
1161
IT
IWC Portuguese Automatic pre-owned 42mm Steel
IWC Portugieser Automatik
R 134,815
Seller
TIMELOUNGE Uhren- und Schmuckhandel GmbH
AT
IWC Portuguese (submodel) pre-owned 35mm Yellow gold
IWC Portuguese 18k Rose Gold 35mm Jaeger Based 891/2 Movement
R 85,355
Seller
Sky Diamond
74
US
IWC Portuguese Chronograph pre-owned 41mm Steel
IWC Portuguese Chronograph Blue Hands
R 74,188
Seller
Watch Center London
840
UK
IWC Portuguese Automatic new 42mm Steel
IWC Portugieser Automatic Iw500704
R 136,411
Seller
Mall of the Watch
1040
MC
IWC Portuguese Tourbillon new 44mm Platinum
IWC Portugieser Tourbillon Mystere Retrograde Platinum
R 1,244,450
Free shipping
Seller
Tradeluxe Uhrenhandels GmbH
64
AT
IWC Portuguese Hand-Wound pre-owned 43mm Steel
IWC Watch Portuguese Manual IW510203
R 104,100
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
IWC Portuguese Chronograph pre-owned 41mm Rose gold
IWC Portuguese IW371203
R 162,034
Free shipping
Seller
Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
289
UK
IWC Portuguese Chronograph new 40.9mm Steel
IWC Portuguese Chronograph - Blue Dial - 371491 - 2018
R 86,055
Seller
Watch Exchange Co.
157
US
IWC Portuguese Chronograph new 40,9mm Steel
IWC Portuguese Chronograph 40,9mm IW371447 (Ex IW371438)
Price on request
Seller
SORELLE RONCO
1161
IT
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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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