he Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia is the most exclusive and complicated mechanical watch ever made by IWC. It took the project team at IWC Schaffhausen 10 years to develop and build this spectacular masterpiece. The dial, in the style of a classic Portuguese, features a constant-force tourbillon together with displays for the 96-hour power reserve and sidereal time. This deviates from normal solar time by just under four minutes each day and, among other things, is needed if we wish to find the same star each night in the same position. The reverse side of the Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia is a fabulous astrolabe calculated precisely to reflect the owner’s wishes. From a previously defined location, the rotating night-sky disc shows more than 500 stars and constellations with such detail and precision that it would quicken the pulse of any astronomer. Making the necessary allowances for summer time and winter time, the watch also displays the times of sunrise and sunset, sidereal time and a perpetual calendar with the leap years. In view of the enormous amount of work involved and the more than 200 individual configurations possible, only a few watches are produced each year.
|Reference:||IW5041-01 (aka: 5041-01, IW504101)|
|Name:||Portugieser Sidérale Scafusia|
Below is a detailed look at IWC’s model IW5041-01 from Portugieser watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.
IWC’s Portugieser Sidérale Scafusia (IW5041-01 (aka: 5041-01, IW504101)) was originally released in 2011. This watch features a automatic movement beating at a frequency of 18000 bph ( 3 Hz) to provide a 96-hour power reserve when fully wound.
The platinum case measures 46mm in diameter and roughly 17.5mm thick. The round case is paired with a grey color dial with feuille-shaped hands, and a arabic numerals hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. IWC’s Portugieser model IW5041-01 is water resistant up to 30 meters (98 ft). A display caseback is over the back of the watch case.
The Portugieser IW5041-01 movement is a powered by caliber 94900 made by IWC. The 56-jewel automatic movement is mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour or 3 Hz. This movement offers a 96-hour power reserve.
|Time:||Hours, Minutes, Day / Night Indication|
|Additionals:||Power Reserve Indicator, Tourbillon Escapement|
How much does the IWC’s Portugieser IW5041-01 cost? This watch was introduced in 2011 and has been in IWC’s collection for around . This watch is not a limited release. 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 Sidérale Scafusia
- Reference Number: IW5041-01 (aka: 5041-01, IW504101)
- Limited: No
Case & Dial:
- Material: Platinum
- Glass: Sapphire
- Back: Display
- Diameter: 46
- Thickness: 17.5
- Lug Width: N/A
- Dial Color: Grey
- Indexes: Arabic Numerals and Feuille-shaped hands
- Water Resistance: 30 meters
- Winding: Automatic
- Brand: IWC
- Caliber: 94900
- Display: Analog
- Diameter: mm
- Jewels: 56
- Power Reserve: 96 hours
- Frequency: 18000 bph
- Functions: Hours, Minutes, Day / Night Indication
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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