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Portuguese Hand-Wound

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reference 5454

Superb craftsmanship for connoisseurs: the Portuguese Hand-Wound. Like the watch that founded the family, it features a pocket watch movement and arched-edge front glass. Another characteristic feature is the simple dial with its railway track-style chapter ring, feuille hands and Arabic numerals. A distinctive, eye-catching feature in the totalizer is the signal red “60”.

Highlights

  • Mechanical Movement
  • Hand-wound
  • 46-hour Power Reserve
  • Small seconds
  • Diameter 44 mm

Price: $8,900 — $17,500

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A PORTUGUESE FOR PURISTS

Over 70 years ago, engineers of the Schaffhausen-based company equipped wristwatches with high-precision pocket watch movements. This marked the birth of the pocket-watch-style wristwatches that would later be known as the “Portuguese”. Now IWC has revived this pivotal event in its history with the Portuguese Hand-Wound, Reference 5454. Like the watch that founded the family, it is housed in a stainless-steel case and features a pocket watch movement and an arched-edge front glass. Another characteristic feature is the simple dial with its railway-track-style chapter ring, feuille hands and Arabic numerals. The Portuguese Hand-Wound joins the collection in an 18-carat red gold case with a slate-coloured dial. In the stainless-steel models the dials and totalizers are tone in tone: the seconds display on the black dial is also black, while its sibling comes with a completely silver-plated dial, accompanied by rose-gold-plated indices and hands. A distinctive, eye-catching feature in all totalizers is the signal-red “60”. The elegance with which this updated model bridges the gap between IWC’s past and present is evidenced by a glimpse of the IWC-manufactured movement through the transparent sapphire-glass back, revealing the stylish features adopted from the first F. A. Jones movements. These include the elongated index and the three-quarter bridge decorated with Geneva stripes. One really could not pay a greater compliment to the original.

Variations

Details

  • Reference IW545406
  • Case Material 18-carat red gold
  • Bracelet/Strap black alligator leather strap
  • Dial Colour ardoise
  • Jewels 18
  • Price $17,500

— 98300
calibre

  • Mechanical movement
  • Hand-wound
  • 46-hour power reserve when fully wound
  • Small hacking seconds
  • Glucydur®* beryllium alloy balance with high-precision adjustment cam on balance arms
  • Breguet spring
  • Three-quarter bridge
  • Sapphire glass, arched edge, antireflective coating on both sides
  • See-through sapphire-glass back
  • Water-resistant 3 bar
  • Case height 10 mm
  • Diameter 44 mm
  • *IWC Schaffhausen is not the owner of the Glucydur® trademark.

  • Reference IW545407
  • Case Material stainless steel
  • Bracelet/Strap black alligator leather strap
  • Dial Colour black
  • Jewels 18
  • Price $8,900

— 98295
calibre

  • Mechanical movement
  • Hand-wound
  • 46-hour power reserve when fully wound
  • Small hacking seconds
  • Glucydur®* beryllium alloy balance with high-precision adjustment cam on balance arms
  • Breguet spring
  • Three-quarter bridge
  • Sapphire glass, arched edge, antireflective coating on both sides
  • See-through sapphire-glass back
  • Water-resistant 3 bar
  • Case height 10 mm
  • Diameter 44 mm
  • *IWC Schaffhausen is not the owner of the Glucydur® trademark.

  • Reference IW545408
  • Case Material stainless steel
  • Bracelet/Strap black alligator leather strap
  • Dial Colour silver-plated
  • Jewels 18
  • Price $8,900

— 98295
calibre

  • Mechanical movement
  • Hand-wound
  • 46-hour power reserve when fully wound
  • Small hacking seconds
  • Glucydur®* beryllium alloy balance with high-precision adjustment cam on balance arms
  • Breguet spring
  • Three-quarter bridge
  • Sapphire glass, arched edge, antireflective coating on both sides
  • See-through sapphire-glass back
  • Water-resistant 3 bar
  • Case height 10 mm
  • Diameter 44 mm
  • *IWC Schaffhausen is not the owner of the Glucydur® trademark.

Watch Viewer

  • IW545406 Watch Front
  • IW545406 Watch Back
  • IW545407 Watch Front
  • IW545407 Watch Back
  • IW545408 Watch Front
  • IW545408 Watch Back

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The 98000-Calibre Family

The 98 calibre, which was manufactured from the mid-1930s for the hunter pocket watch, has been regularly improved by IWC for over 80 years. Since it is so ideally suited for large hand-wound wristwatches, it is no coincidence that it is very closely associated with the story of the Portuguese wristwatches. One of the highlights in the calibre’s history was the anniversary Portuguese wristwatch unveiled in 1993 with the 9828 calibre, which among other things featured a balance with shock-resistance. With an elongated index and a modern shock-absorbing system, the 98290 calibre, first used in the Portuguese F. A. Jones in 2005, combines tradition and technological progress. Movements from the 98000-calibre family are also found in the Portuguese Minute Repeater and the Portuguese Tourbillon Hand-Wound.

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