Portugieser Minute Repeater

  • Portugieser Minute Repeater
IW544907

Portugieser Minute Repeater


About this watch
  • 18 ct 5N gold case,
  • Manual-winding,
  • Diameter 44.2 mm.
  • Made in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

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The Story

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.

Specifications

Case

    18 ct 5N gold case Diameter 44.2 mm Height 14.1 mm See-through sapphire glass back Water resistance None

Movement

    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

Features

    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

Dial

    Silver-plated dial

Strap

    Brown alligator leather strap Strap width 22 mm

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