The Portuguese Minute Repeater displays one of the purest designs among the recent Portuguese models. In this version, it features a white gold case paired with an ardoise dial. Reference IW5242-05 has a slate dial; reference IW5242-01 has a silver-plated dial. The two of them combined make for a total of 250 pieces.
|Reference:||IW5242-05 (aka: 5242-05, IW524205)|
|Name:||Portuguese Minute Repeater White Gold|
|Produced:||2006 – 2009|
|Limited:||Yes, 250 units|
Below is a detailed look at IWC’s model IW5242-05 from Portugieser watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.
IWC’s Portuguese Minute Repeater White Gold (IW5242-05 (aka: 5242-05, IW524205)) was originally released in 2006 – 2009. This watch features a hand-wound movement beating at a frequency of 18000 bph ( 3 Hz) to provide a 43-hour power reserve when fully wound.
The white gold case measures 43mm in diameter and roughly 12.3mm thick. The round case is paired with a grey color dial with -shaped hands, and a arabic numerals hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. IWC’s Portugieser model IW5242-05 water resistance is not available. This does not mean this watch is not water resistant. A display caseback is over the back of the watch case.
The Portugieser IW5242-05 movement is a powered by caliber 95290 made by IWC. The 54-jewel hand-wound movement is 37.8mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour or 3 Hz. This movement offers a 43-hour power reserve.
|Time:||Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds|
How much does the IWC’s Portugieser IW5242-05 cost? This watch was introduced in 2006 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: $70,100
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- Brand: IWC
- Model: Portuguese Minute Repeater White Gold
- Reference Number: IW5242-05 (aka: 5242-05, IW524205)
- Limited: Yes, 250 units
Case & Dial:
- Material: White gold
- Glass: Sapphire
- Back: Display
- Diameter: 43
- Thickness: 12.3
- Lug Width: N/A
- Dial Color: Grey
- Indexes: Arabic Numerals and -shaped hands
- Water Resistance: N/A meters
- Winding: Hand-Wound
- Brand: IWC
- Caliber: 95290
- Display: Analog
- Diameter: 37.8mm
- Jewels: 54
- Power Reserve: 43 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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