View full screen - View 1 of Lot 28. PORTUGEISER GRANDE COMPLICATION, REF 3774 LIMITED EDITION PLATINUM MINUTE REPEATING PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES AND YEAR INDICATION CIRCA 2013 [ 萬國3774型號「PORTUGEISER GRANDE COMPLICATION」限量版鉑金三問萬年曆計時腕錶備月相及年份顯示,年份約2013].
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IWC

PORTUGEISER GRANDE COMPLICATION, REF 3774 LIMITED EDITION PLATINUM MINUTE REPEATING PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES AND YEAR INDICATION CIRCA 2013 [ 萬國3774型號「PORTUGEISER GRANDE COMPLICATION」限量版鉑金三問萬年曆計時腕錶備月相及年份顯示,年份約2013]

VAT applies to hammer price and buyer's premium

Estimate:

55,000

to
- 80,000 CHF

IWC

IWC

PORTUGEISER GRANDE COMPLICATION, REF 3774 LIMITED EDITION PLATINUM MINUTE REPEATING PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES AND YEAR INDICATION CIRCA 2013 [ 萬國3774型號「PORTUGEISER GRANDE COMPLICATION」限量版鉑金三問萬年曆計時腕錶備月相及年份顯示,年份約2013]

PORTUGEISER GRANDE COMPLICATION, REF 3774 LIMITED EDITION PLATINUM MINUTE REPEATING PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES AND YEAR INDICATION CIRCA 2013 [ 萬國3774型號「PORTUGEISER GRANDE COMPLICATION」限量版鉑金三問萬年曆計時腕錶備月相及年份顯示,年份約2013]

Estimate:

55,000

to
- 80,000 CHF

Lot sold:

81,900

CHF

IWC


PORTUGEISER GRANDE COMPLICATION, REF 3774

LIMITED EDITION PLATINUM MINUTE REPEATING PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES AND YEAR INDICATION 

CIRCA 2013

[ 萬國3774型號「PORTUGEISER GRANDE COMPLICATION」限量版鉑金三問萬年曆計時腕錶備月相及年份顯示,年份約2013]


Dial: silvered

Calibre: cal. 79091 automatic, 75 jewels

Case: platinum, back secured by 4 screws

Case number: 3'896'162 28/100

Closure: IWC alligator strap and platinum folding clasp

Dimensions: 45 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: IWC warranty card, instruction manual, polishing cloth and presentation case

MVT: running at the time of cataloguing. Calendar advancing and chronograph functioning. The minute repeater is chiming nicely but currently one hour off and will need the attention of a watchmaker.

CASE: in very good condition, almost as new with beautifully polished and metal-brushed finishing. The watch is retaining its protective sticker to the case back. Very minor surface wear is visible to the case with the naked eye when very closely examining it.

DIAL: in great condition. There are two absolutely minute surface blemishes visible within the subsidiary dials when very closely examining the area under certain lighting.


Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band. Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue. Please note: Condition 16 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome). Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species. Please be advised that wristbands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

The Portugieser Grande Complication in platinum was made in a limited edition of only 100 pieces per year with the present lot being an early model from 2013, numbered 28 out of 100. The highly complicated movement contains 75 jewels and 657 parts overall, which are needed to produce a total of 21 functions. While the watch wears large on the wrist, it is impressive what is all packed in a case no taller than 16.5 mm and 45 mm wide. The Grande Complication contains a minute repeater, perpetual calendar and chronograph while further indicating moon phases and the current year. 


An elegant and discreet globe with latitude and longitude engravings is adorning the dial, shown precisely at the earth's constant angle of inclination to the sun of 23.4 degrees, while the back is engraved with a sextant, clearly indicating that this watch belongs to the seafarer inspired Portugieser collection. Even the exotic leather strap has been given special attention to, as it is stitched with a platinum thread that fits the platinum case. 


The present example still retains its protective sticker to the back and is offered in very attractive condition with original warranty card and presentation case.