View full screen - View 1 of Lot 2056. Portugieser, Reference 5241 | A limited edition white gold skeletonized minute repeating wristwatch, Circa 2005 | 萬國 |  葡萄牙系列 型號5241 | 限量版白金鏤空三問腕錶,約2005年製.
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IWC

Portugieser, Reference 5241 | A limited edition white gold skeletonized minute repeating wristwatch, Circa 2005 | 萬國 | 葡萄牙系列 型號5241 | 限量版白金鏤空三問腕錶,約2005年製

Property of a Gentleman

IWC

IWC

Portugieser, Reference 5241 | A limited edition white gold skeletonized minute repeating wristwatch, Circa 2005 | 萬國 | 葡萄牙系列 型號5241 | 限量版白金鏤空三問腕錶,約2005年製

Portugieser, Reference 5241 | A limited edition white gold skeletonized minute repeating wristwatch, Circa 2005 | 萬國 | 葡萄牙系列 型號5241 | 限量版白金鏤空三問腕錶,約2005年製

Property of a Gentleman


IWC

Portugieser, Reference 5241

A limited edition white gold skeletonized minute repeating wristwatch, Circa 2005

萬國

葡萄牙系列 型號5241

限量版白金鏤空三問腕錶,約2005年製


Dial: skeletonized

Calibre: cal. 95911 mechanical, 54 jewels

Case: 18k white gold, snap on sapphire crystal display back

Case number: 3'080'920 and limited edition 42/50

Closure: black IWC alligator strap and 18k white gold folding clasp 

Size: 44 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: IWC presentation box

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The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All function are working properly. The minute repeating is in phase and chimes with a sweet tune. The case is in very nice condition with only the slightest signs of wear. Overall the watch is in excellent condition.


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 minute repeater by IWC is truly exceptional. With skeletonised watches, there is nowhere for the watchmaker to hide ineptitudes. Every surface on both sides of the movement is on full display, so each component needs to be finished to perfection. Due to the amount of components required to construct a repeating mechanism, the fact that this watch is skeletonised speaks to the craftsmanship involved. Housed in IWC’s storied and famous Portugeiser case which was originally created specially to carry their large chronometer standard pocketwatch movements, this repeater strikes a whole and true tone.


Presented in almost like new condition, the watch is limited to 50 pieces only.