The Portugieser Regulateur was introduced in 2006. The Regulateur is a tribute to the traditional watchmaker’s art. It features the IWC-manufactured hand-wound mechanical movement 98245. The hours and the seconds are arranged decentrally, but the minutes can be read on the main dial. This reference, the IW5444-03, features a platinum case with silver plated dial.
|Reference:||IW5444-03 (aka: 5444-03, IW544403)|
|Name:||Portugieser Regulateur Platinum|
|Produced:||2007 – 2009|
Below is a detailed look at IWC’s model IW5444-03 from Portugieser watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.
IWC’s Portugieser Regulateur Platinum (IW5444-03 (aka: 5444-03, IW544403)) was originally released in 2007 – 2009. This watch features a hand-wound movement beating at a frequency of 18000 bph ( 3 Hz) to provide a 46-hour power reserve when fully wound.
The platinum case measures 43.1mm in diameter and roughly 11.8mm thick, with 22mm lug width. 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 sapphire glass. IWC’s Portugieser model IW5444-03 is water resistant up to 30 meters (98 ft). A display caseback is over the back of the watch case.
The Portugieser IW5444-03 movement is a powered by caliber 98245 made by IWC. The 18-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 46-hour power reserve.
|Time:||Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds|
How much does the IWC’s Portugieser IW5444-03 cost? This watch was introduced in 2007 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: $28,000
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- Brand: IWC
- Model: Portugieser Regulateur Platinum
- Reference Number: IW5444-03 (aka: 5444-03, IW544403)
- Limited: No
Case & Dial:
- Material: Platinum
- Glass: Sapphire
- Back: Display
- Diameter: 43.1
- Thickness: 11.8
- Lug Width: 22
- Dial Color: Silver
- Indexes: Arabic Numerals and Feuille-shaped hands
- Water Resistance: 30 meters
- Winding: Hand-Wound
- Brand: IWC
- Caliber: 98245
- Display: Analog
- Diameter: 37.8mm
- Jewels: 18
- Power Reserve: 46 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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