The Basics

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 IW5445-05, features a platinum case with a silver dial.

Brand: IWC
Family: Vintage Collection
Reference: IW5445-05 (aka: 5445-05, IW544505)
Name: Vintage Portuguese Hand-Wound 1939 Platinum
Produced: 2008 – 2012
Limited: Yes, 500 units

Below is a detailed look at IWC’s model IW5445-05 from Vintage Collection watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.

IWC Vintage Collection IW5445-05

The Details

IWC’s Vintage Portuguese Hand-Wound 1939 Platinum (IW5445-05 (aka: 5445-05, IW544505)) 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 Case

The platinum case measures 44mm in diameter and roughly 10mm thick. 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 Vintage Collection model IW5445-05 is water resistant up to 30 meters (98 ft). A display caseback is over the back of the watch case.

Material: Platinum
Glass: Sapphire
Back: Display
Shape: Round
Diameter: 44mm
Height: 10mm
Lug Width: N/Amm
W/R: 30

Case Diameter

Case Thickness

Lug Width

Water Resistance

The Movement

The Vintage Collection IW5445-05 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.

Type: Hand-Wound
Brand: IWC
Caliber: 98295
Base: N/A
Display: Analog
Diameter: 37.8mm
Jewels: 18
Reserve: 46 hours
Frequency: 18000 bph
Time: Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds
Chronograph:
Additionals:

The Price

How much does the IWC’s Vintage Collection IW5445-05 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: $32,000

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Specifications:

  • Brand: IWC
  • Model: Vintage Portuguese Hand-Wound 1939 Platinum
  • Reference Number: IW5445-05 (aka: 5445-05, IW544505)
  • Limited: Yes, 500 units

Case & Dial:

  • Material: Platinum
  • Glass: Sapphire
  • Back: Display
  • Diameter: 44
  • Thickness: 10
  • Lug Width: N/A
  • Dial Color: Silver
  • Indexes: Arabic Numerals and Feuille-shaped hands
  • Water Resistance: 30 meters

Movement:

  • 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

About IWC

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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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