IWC | PORTUGUESE TOURBILLON, REF IW546301, WHITE GOLD TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH, CIRCA 2010
PORTUGUESE TOURBILLON, REF IW546301
WHITE GOLD TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH
Calibre: cal. 98900 manual winding, 21 jewels
Movement number: 3182540
Case: 18ct white gold, sapphire crystal display back secured by 6 screws
Case number: 3356580
Closure: 18ct white gold IWC pin buckle
Dimensions: 43mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: IWC guarentee card, service and instruction booklet and presentation box
Movement: running when wound at the time of cataloguing
Case: some light scratches to the case from moderate wear that could be polished out
Dial: clean and in good order
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.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports 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. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. 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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
**Please be advised that bands 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."
This elegant IWC Portuguese tourbillon has an attractive slate colour dial which is nicely balanced thanks to the aperture for the tourbillon at 9'oclock, opposite the F.A Jones signature and the constant seconds at 6 o'clock under the IWC signature. The sobriety of the dial is further enhanced by the white gold case which remains faithful to the original oversized models with a diameter of 43mm.
The three-quarter bridge manual winding movement, consisting in 227 components, is elegantly decorated with perlage and cotes de Genève.
The present lot is offered with its original accessories and is a delight for a connoisseur looking to acquire a tasteful and complicated timepiece.