IWC Portugieser Minute Repeater IW524205

$64,920

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Basic Info

Ref. No. IW524205
Code IW524205
Movement Manual winding
Case material White gold
Bracelet material Crocodile skin
  With box
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States, New York, Brooklyn
Price $64,920 [Negotiable]
Availability Available now

Caliber

Movement Manual winding
Movement/Caliber 95290
Power reserve 43 h
Frequency 18,000 A/h

Case

Case material White gold
Thickness 12.3 mm
Material bezel White gold
Glass Sapphire Glass
Dial Grey

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Crocodile skin
Bracelet color Brown

Functions

Minute Repeater, Chiming clock

Others

Small Seconds, Limited Edition

Description

The minute repeater is a brilliant invention from the 17th century and featured in the first pocket watches. The fact that it chimed out the time in tones had immense practical advantages, particularly at night, in an age when there was no electric light. Most of the work in perfecting the mechanism was carried out by Abraham Louis Breguet, who replaced the bells and tiny hammers with a space-saving spring gong. The mystical transformation of a phenomenon as sober and objective as time into a series of gentle tones is still a source of fascination, and of genuine pleasure for watch devotees - even today. The Portuguese Minute Repeater is an outstanding synthesis of old and modern watchmaking technology. Its movement is based on the original 95- calibre pocket watch movement of 1927. The sonorous minute repeating mechanism chimes out the hours, quarters and minutes on two finely tuned gongs.

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453 20th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States
Tel.: [+1] 718-663-3970
Fax: [+1] 646-365-3285

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