Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 12, 2019

LOT 712

IWC, REF. 5441, PORTUGUESE, LIMITED JUBILEE EDITION, STEEL A fine, limited, oversize, manual wind,

CHF 6,000 - 8,000

HKD 48,000 - 64,000 / USD 6,000 - 8,000

Sold: CHF 10,000

Property of the original German owner
A fine, limited, oversize, manual wind, stainless steel wristwatch with caliber 9828

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 1-8

As new

Slightly scratched

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original

Brand IWC

Model Portuguese Jubilee 1868-1993

Reference 5441

Year Circa 1993

Movement No. 2498482

Calibre  9828

Case No.  420/1000

Bracelet Leather with a stainless steel IWC buckle

Dimensions 42 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Accessories Original fitted box, warranty card, limited edition booklet, booklet


Made in celebration of the firm’s 150th anniversary, it was logical that they produced a limited edition Jubilee Portuguese replicating the original from the 1940’s. From the oversize 42 mm case, to the dial, the embossed Arabic numerals to the feuille hands, it could only be a huge success. IWC indicates that many of the original owners of the Portuguese back in the 40’s had transparent backs made so they could admire the original movement which is a feature they fitted on the limited edition watch. Made in 250 pieces in platinum, 500 pieces in pink gold and 1000 in steel, they were all quickly sold out, an opportunity to buy a as new, never worn example.