Lot No. 223 (94th Auction)
International Watch Co. Schaffhausen, "Portugieser F. A. Jones", Case No. 3070161, Ref. IW544201, Cal. 98290, 43 mm, circa 2005

A gentleman's large, elegant and rare wristwatch - limited edition no. 418 of 1000 pieces - with original box, guarantee card and original papers
Case: 18k rose gold, glazed movement, IWC 18k rose gold buckle. Dial: white. Movm.: 2/3 plate movement, Glucydur screw balance.

By creating the Portuguese F.A. Jones in 2005, the IWC engineers paid homage to the founder of the company, who had come from Boston to Schaffhausen in 1868 to produce high quality pocket watches for the American market. The appearance of this limited edition is simple and elegant and reminds the viewer of the early times at IWC, with the sapphire crystal case back exposing its inner workings: ¾ German silver plate, escapement with extra-long index for regulating the hairspring, traditional ornamentation. Calibre 98290 is fitted with seconds with stopping device, a Glucydur screw balance and shock protection.
Estimate  8,500 - 11,000 €

Price Realised  8,700 €
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