The IWC Portugieser Automatic 2000 was launched in the year 2000 in platinum (250 pieces), red gold (750 pieces) and stainless steel (1000 pieces). It was IWC’s first wristwatch with a movement fully conceived in-house. The ref. 5000-003 has a platinum case of 42mm and a silver dial.
|Reference:||IW5000-03 (aka: 5000-03, IW500003)|
|Name:||Portugieser Automatic 2000 Platinum|
|Produced:||2000 – 2002|
|Limited:||Yes, 250 units|
Below is a detailed look at IWC’s model IW5000-03 from Portugieser watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.
IWC’s Portugieser Automatic 2000 Platinum (IW5000-03 (aka: 5000-03, IW500003)) was originally released in 2000 – 2002. This watch features a automatic movement beating at a frequency of 18000 bph ( 3 Hz) to provide a 168-hour power reserve when fully wound.
The platinum case measures 42mm in diameter and roughly 13.5mm thick. The round case is paired with a silver color dial with feuille-shaped hands, and a arabic numerals hour markers and minute track, covered by a plexi glass. IWC’s Portugieser model IW5000-03 is water resistant up to 30 meters (98 ft). A display caseback is over the back of the watch case.
The Portugieser IW5000-03 movement is a powered by caliber 5000 made by IWC. The 44-jewel automatic movement is 38.2mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour or 3 Hz. This movement offers a 168-hour power reserve.
|Time:||Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds|
How much does the IWC’s Portugieser IW5000-03 cost? This watch was introduced in 2000 and has been in IWC’s collection for around . This watch is a limited edition with just 250 pieces released. As with most luxury watches, the price of depends on the availability and demand.
CURRENT PRICE: Not Available
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- Brand: IWC
- Model: Portugieser Automatic 2000 Platinum
- Reference Number: IW5000-03 (aka: 5000-03, IW500003)
- Limited: Yes, 250 units
Case & Dial:
- Material: Platinum
- Glass: Plexi
- Back: Display
- Diameter: 42
- Thickness: 13.5
- Lug Width: N/A
- Dial Color: Silver
- Indexes: Arabic Numerals and Feuille-shaped hands
- Water Resistance: 30 meters
- Winding: Automatic
- Brand: IWC
- Caliber: 5000
- Display: Analog
- Diameter: 38.2mm
- Jewels: 44
- Power Reserve: 168 hours
- Frequency: 18000 bph
- Functions: Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds
IWC is based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, and was founded in 1868. Its signature lines are the Pilot’s Watches and the Portugieser, while other famous collections are the Aquatimer, Portofino and the Da Vinci. Many of IWC’s designs display a industrial type of beauty not often found in Swiss watchmaking. The same goes for its movements; while of very high standards, they are finished with an … engineers touch rather than that of an artist. One could very well say that IWC’s approach to watchmaking is more German in nature compared to many of its competitors; the ‘form follows function’ adagio is one held in high esteem in Schaffhausen. Notable watches and innovations created by IWC in the past include the digital ‘Pallweber’ pocket watch, the late 1930’s Portugieser, the 1985 Da Vinci with Kurt Klaus perpetual module, the split-seconds mechanism as designed by Richard Habring and the ceramic Da Vinci and Flieger 3705 – introduced many years before the material became fashionable. IWC also pioneered the use of titanium in wristwatches. In recent years, IWC has had a strong focus on in-house movements with prices rising accordingly. IWC is part of the Richemont group.
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