International Watch Co., Schaffhausen, "Portugieser Tourbillon Mystère", Movement No. 2949865, Case No. 3083315, Ref. 5042, Cal. 50900, 44 mm, 180 g, circa 2005
A gentleman's almost as new, extremely rare, heavy, automatic wristwatch with tourbillon - limited edition no. 47 of 50 pieces - To the best of our knowledge only two of these watches were sold to Germany. With original box, operating instructions, guarantee card and accessories Case: platinum, screwed on glazed back, IWC platinum deployant clasp. Dial: silvered, applied Arabic numerals, auxiliary seconds at ''9'', 7 days power reserve indicator, fine ground steel tourbillon cage at "12", leaf hands. Movm.: rotorwind movement, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 5 adj., 44 jewels, flying one minute tourbillon regulator with 3 equidistant arms, winding with a 18K gold medallion, Glucydur screw balance, incabloc shock protection for balance.
"Portuguese Tourbillon Mystère" This flying tourbillon is only affixed from underneath and used as a seemingly "living 12". The tourbillon cage contains the balance, the anchor and the escapement wheel and rotates once per minute to compensate the gravity deviation.
Estimate 45,000 - 55,000 €
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