In the Portuguese Tourbillon Hand-Wound, the “whirlwind” – as the word tourbillon translates – revolves on its axis at “9 o’clock” on the dial; or, in nautical terms, at 270 degrees west. The sight of the mechanical, cantilever-mounted minute tourbillon invariably attracts rapt attention from watch lovers. The tourbillon rotates around its own axis once every 60 seconds to counteract the pull of gravity on any disequilibrium in the balance wheel that would adversely affect the watch’s rate and accuracy. A new feature this year is the arched-edge front glass, which gives the watch a more classical and balanced appearance and optically reduces its height. The ref. IW5463-04 Portugieser Tourbillon Hand-Wound “Metropolitan Boutique Edition” is a limited edition of 50 pieces with red gold case and olive dial created for a select number of IWC boutiques.
|Reference:||IW5463-04 (aka: 5463-04, IW546304)|
|Name:||Portugieser Tourbillon Hand-Wound Metropolitan Boutique|
|Produced:||2014 – 2014|
|Limited:||Yes, 50 units|
Below is a detailed look at IWC’s model IW5463-04 from Portugieser watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.
IWC’s Portugieser Tourbillon Hand-Wound Metropolitan Boutique (IW5463-04 (aka: 5463-04, IW546304)) was originally released in 2014 – 2014. This watch features a hand-wound movement beating at a frequency of 28800 bph ( 4 Hz) to provide a 54-hour power reserve when fully wound.
The red gold case measures 43mm in diameter and roughly 12mm thick. The round case is paired with a champagne color dial with feuille-shaped hands, and a arabic numerals hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. IWC’s Portugieser model IW5463-04 is water resistant up to 30 meters (98 ft). A display caseback is over the back of the watch case.
The Portugieser IW5463-04 movement is a powered by caliber 98900 made by IWC. The 21-jewel hand-wound movement is 37.8mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour or 4 Hz. This movement offers a 54-hour power reserve.
|Time:||Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds|
How much does the IWC’s Portugieser IW5463-04 cost? This watch was introduced in 2014 and has been in IWC’s collection for around . This watch is a limited edition with just 50 pieces released. As with most luxury watches, the price of depends on the availability and demand.
CURRENT PRICE: $55,600
For more information, visit IWC online.
- Brand: IWC
- Model: Portugieser Tourbillon Hand-Wound Metropolitan Boutique
- Reference Number: IW5463-04 (aka: 5463-04, IW546304)
- Limited: Yes, 50 units
Case & Dial:
- Material: Red Gold
- Glass: Sapphire
- Back: Display
- Diameter: 43
- Thickness: 12
- Lug Width: N/A
- Dial Color: Champagne
- Indexes: Arabic Numerals and Feuille-shaped hands
- Water Resistance: 30 meters
- Winding: Hand-Wound
- Brand: IWC
- Caliber: 98900
- Display: Analog
- Diameter: 37.8mm
- Jewels: 21
- Power Reserve: 54 hours
- Frequency: 28800 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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