The repeating mechanism in the Portugieser Minute Repeater consists of around 250 individual parts working together as if in a mechanical orchestra. When the repeating slide is pushed downward, the mechanism chimes out every hour that has elapsed since the last “12” with a single strike on the deeper-pitched gong, every quarter since the last full hour with a double strike (one on each gong), and every minute that has passed since the last quarter with one strike on the higher-pitched of the gongs. An all-or-nothing piece ensures that the chimes are only struck if the repeating slide is pushed down fully. The watch is equipped with the 98950-calibre hunter pocket watch movement, which originated in the 1930s. The see-through sapphire-glass back provides an open view of the stylistic elements of the early F. A. Jones calibres. The 18-carat 5N gold model is limited to 500 watches.
18 ct 5N gold case Diameter 44.2 mm Height 14.1 mm See-through sapphire glass back Water resistance None
98950 Calibre IWC-manufactured movement Manual-winding 46 hours Power Reserve Frequency 18000.0 vph (2.5 hz) 402 Components 52 Jewels Côtes de Genève, perlage
Minute repeater for hours, quarters and minutes Sapphire glass, arched-edge, antireflective coating on both sides Small hacking seconds Three-quarter bridge Limited to 500 pieces
Brown alligator leather strap Strap width 22 mm