The Portuguese Tourbillon Mystère Rétrograde is a mysteriously attractive timepiece with a flying tourbillon and retrograde date display that automatically reverts to its starting position at the end of the month. The seven-day power reserve display tells the wearer how much energy remains in the IWC-manufactured 51900 calibre. To mark the 75th anniversary of the Portugieser (Portuguese) watch family, IWC has given a timepiece swathed in mystery an additional touch of luxury. The arched-edge front glass endows the watch with a more classic, balanced appearance. The horns have also been ergonomically optimized to make the watch more comfortable to wear on a slimmer wrist. Another new feature is the exclusive alligator leather strap by Santoni. The reverse side of the watch with its see-through sapphire-glass back is also more attractive. The narrower and partly perforated rotor – now made of solid red gold – provides a generous view of the IWC-manufactured calibre, which also features blued screws.
|Reference:||IW5046-02 (aka: IW504602)|
|Name:||Portugieser Tourbillon Mystère Rétrograde Red Gold / Ardoise|
Below is a detailed look at IWC’s model IW5046-02 from Portugieser watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.
IWC’s Portugieser Tourbillon Mystère Rétrograde Red Gold / Ardoise (IW5046-02 (aka: IW504602)) was originally released in 2015. 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 red gold case measures 44.2mm in diameter and roughly 15.3mm thick, with 22mm lug width. 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 IW5046-02 is water resistant up to 30 meters (98 ft). A display caseback is over the back of the watch case.
The Portugieser IW5046-02 movement is a powered by caliber 51900 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 IW5046-02 cost? This watch was introduced in 2015 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: $100,000
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- Brand: IWC
- Model: Portugieser Tourbillon Mystère Rétrograde Red Gold / Ardoise
- Reference Number: IW5046-02 (aka: IW504602)
- Limited: No
Case & Dial:
- Material: Red Gold
- Glass: Sapphire
- Back: Display
- Diameter: 44.2
- Thickness: 15.3
- Lug Width: 22
- Dial Color: Grey
- Indexes: Arabic Numerals and Feuille-shaped hands
- Water Resistance: 30 meters
- Winding: Automatic
- Brand: IWC
- Caliber: 51900
- 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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