International Watch Co. Schaffhausen "Portugieser Répétition Minutes", Movement No. 2527135, Case No. 2590458, Ref. 5240-005, Cal. 95290, 43 mm, circa 2003
A gentleman's fine and large wristwatch with minute repeating mechanism - limited edition no. 063 of 250 pieces, with original box, papers and guarantee Case: 18k gold, glazed push back, IWC 18k gold buckle. Dial: silvered, auxiliary seconds. Movm.: bridge movement, 2 hammers / 2 gongs, Glucydur screw balance.
Featuring one of the most sophisticated of watchmaking complications, the Portugieser Minute Repeater continues to fascinate lovers of precision watch mechanics. The minute repeater is operated by an eye-catching repeating slide on the left-hand side of the case and chimes out the time in crystal-clear tones: the hours on the lower-pitched of the two gongs, followed by a double strike on both gongs for the quarters and finally a single strike on the higher-pitched gong for the minutes. Every gong is individually handmade and carefully tuned for pitch and tonal purity. The all-or-nothing piece, as it is known, ensures that the mechanism will never chime out an incomplete – and thus incorrect – series of acoustic tones even if the repeating slide is released too early. This watch is immensely popular among today’s collectors; it uses the traditional full IWC logo of "International Watch Co. Schaffhausen". Source: IWC Schaffhausen
Estimate 36,000 - 45,000 €
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