IWIW544907-Portugieser Minute Repeater

IW544907

Portugieser Minute Repeater

Like a mechanical orchestra at work: the intricate repeating mechanism at the heart of the watch chimes out the time with down-to-the-minute precision on two gongs.

IW544907

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  • 18 ct red gold case
  • Manual-winding
  • Brown alligator leather strap
  • Diameter 44.2 mm

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The Portugieser Minute Repeater Story

The repeating mechanism in the Portugieser Minute Repeater consists of around 250 individual parts working together as if in a mechanical orchestra. When the repeating slide is pushed downward, the mechanism chimes out every hour that has elapsed since the last “12” with a single strike on the deeper-pitched gong, every quarter since the last full hour with a double strike (one on each gong), and every minute that has passed since the last quarter with one strike on the higher-pitched of the gongs. An all-or-nothing piece ensures that the chimes are only struck if the repeating slide is pushed down fully. The watch is equipped with the 98950-calibre hunter pocket watch movement, which originated in the 1930s. The see-through sapphire-glass back provides an open view of the stylistic elements of the early F. A. Jones calibres. The 18-carat red gold model is limited to 500 watches.

IW544907 Specifications

case

case

  • 18 ct red gold case
  • Diameter 44.2 mm
  • Height 14.1 mm
  • See-through sapphire glass back
  • Water resistance None

Movement

Movement

  • 98950 Calibre
  • Manual-winding
  • Frequency 18000.0 vph (2.5 hz)
  • 52 Jewels
  • 46 hours Power Reserve
  • IWC-manufactured movement
  • Côtes de Genève, perlage

Features

Features

  • Minute repeater for hours, quarters and minutes
  • Sapphire glass, arched-edge, antireflective coating on both sides
  • Small hacking seconds
  • Three-quarter bridge
  • Limited to 500 pieces

dial

dial

  • Silver-plated dial

Strap

Strap

  • Brown alligator leather strap

Calibre Family 98000

The 98000-calibre family, with design cues taken from the first F. A. Jones movements – for example the “F. A. Jones arrow”, which facilitates quick, easy adjustment of the spring length – is ideally suited for use in large hand-wound Portugieser models.

Minute repeater

In the minute repeater, depressing the slide causes a delicate strike train to sound the time out audibly in hours, quarters and minutes. The abstract concept of time is thus converted into acoustic signals.

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