In 2008 IWC introduced its Vintage Collection, in celebration of the company’s 150 year anniversary. Part of this collection was the Portugieser, with a design inspired by the original 1939 Portugieser reference 325. This reference, the IW5445-01, features a stainless steel case with a black dial.
|Reference:||IW5445-01 (aka: 5445-01, IW544501)|
|Name:||Vintage Portuguese Hand-Wound 1939 Stainless Steel|
|Produced:||2008 – 2012|
Below is a detailed look at IWC’s model IW5445-01 from Vintage Collection watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.
IWC’s Vintage Portuguese Hand-Wound 1939 Stainless Steel (IW5445-01 (aka: 5445-01, IW544501)) was originally released in 2008 – 2012. 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 stainless steel case measures 44mm in diameter and roughly 10mm thick. The round case is paired with a black color dial with feuille-shaped hands, and a mixed hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. IWC’s Vintage Collection model IW5445-01 is water resistant up to 30 meters (98 ft). A display caseback is over the back of the watch case.
The Vintage Collection IW5445-01 movement is a powered by caliber 98295 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 Vintage Collection IW5445-01 cost? This watch was introduced in 2008 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: $8,350
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- Brand: IWC
- Model: Vintage Portuguese Hand-Wound 1939 Stainless Steel
- Reference Number: IW5445-01 (aka: 5445-01, IW544501)
- Limited: No
Case & Dial:
- Material: Stainless steel
- Glass: Sapphire
- Back: Display
- Diameter: 44
- Thickness: 10
- Lug Width: N/A
- Dial Color: Black
- Indexes: Mixed and Feuille-shaped hands
- Water Resistance: 30 meters
- Winding: Hand-Wound
- Brand: IWC
- Caliber: 98295
- 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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