The Portuguese Tourbillon Mystere 5042 features a tourbillon escapement at the 12 oçlock hour and a retrograde date indicator. It is available in red, white and rose gold as well as in platinum. The date display is a stylish arc reaching from the nine to the six indicator on a 31-day indicator. It is powered by the 50900 calibre. This reference, the IW5042-10, features a white gold case with an ardoise colored dial. It is limited to 500 pieces.
|Name:||Portuguese Tourbillon Mystere Red Gold|
|Produced:||2008 – 2009|
|Limited:||Yes, 500 units|
Below is a detailed look at IWC’s model IW5042-10 from Portugieser watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.
IWC’s Portuguese Tourbillon Mystere Red Gold (IW5042-10) was originally released in 2008 – 2009. This watch features a automatic movement beating at a frequency of 19800 bph ( 3 Hz) to provide a 168-hour power reserve when fully wound.
The case measures 44.2mm in diameter and roughly 14.2mm thick. The round case is paired with a grey color dial with feuille-shaped hands, and a mixed hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. IWC’s Portugieser model IW5042-10 is water resistant up to 30 meters (98 ft). A display caseback is over the back of the watch case.
The Portugieser IW5042-10 movement is a powered by caliber 50900 made by IWC. The 44-jewel automatic movement is 38.2mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 19,800 semi-oscillations per hour or 3 Hz. This movement offers a 168-hour power reserve.
|Time:||Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds|
|Additionals:||Power Reserve Indicator, Tourbillon Escapement|
How much does the IWC’s Portugieser IW5042-10 cost? This watch was introduced in 2008 and has been in IWC’s collection for around . This watch is a limited edition with just 500 pieces released. As with most luxury watches, the price of depends on the availability and demand.
CURRENT PRICE: $79,500
For more information, visit IWC online.
- Brand: IWC
- Model: Portuguese Tourbillon Mystere Red Gold
- Reference Number: IW5042-10
- Limited: Yes, 500 units
Case & Dial:
- Glass: Sapphire
- Back: Display
- Diameter: 44.2
- Thickness: 14.2
- Lug Width: N/A
- Dial Color: Grey
- Indexes: Mixed and Feuille-shaped hands
- Water Resistance: 30 meters
- Winding: Automatic
- Brand: IWC
- Caliber: 50900
- Display: Analog
- Diameter: 38.2mm
- Jewels: 44
- Power Reserve: 168 hours
- Frequency: 19800 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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