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Lot No. 425
Estimate  22,000 - 30,000 €
This is a lot of a former auction!

IWC's legendary "Portuguese" model - a "generations set" of 2 classic wristwatches:

International Watch Co. Schaffhausen "Portuguese", Movement No. 932055, Case No. 1072509, Ref. 325, Cal. 74, 41 mm, circa 1942

An important vintage wristwatch, the so-called first "Portuguese" watch with original black dial, sold to Weinstabl on 1942/08/18. With IWC extract from the archives of 2009/02/18 and extensive correspondance. Only 304 pieces ware produced and delivered in years 1939 to 1952 with the legendary watch cal. 74
Case: steel, push back. Dial: black.

In the correspondance IWC notes that the dial is new (from stock) but flawless and original.
Since 2006 all "Portuguese" watches must have been checked by IWC in Schaffhausen to get an extract of the archives.

International Watch Co., Schaffhausen "Portugieser 1939", Movement No. 3031043, Case No. 3313972, Ref. IW544501, Cal. 98295, 44 mm, circa 2008
A wristwatch in near mint condition - with original box, operating instructions and guarantee card
Case: steel, screwed on glazed back, IWC buckle. Dial: black.

The "Portuguese"
Around 1930 Portuguese jewellers enquired at IWC in Schaffhausen about the possibility of a wristwatch of deck watch quality in a steel case. So far these specifications had only been possible in pocket watches, but IWC rose to the challenge and created a precise wristwatch from the elegant bridge movement calibre 74. This piece set a new trend against the prevailing taste preferring the small art deco-style watches.
Case: very good
Dial: very good, later original
Movm.: very good, capable of running

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