IWC, "Portugieser Jubilee,” Ref. 5441 in Platinum.
A fine and rare oversized platinum limited edition wristwatch
Signed International Watch Co., Schaffhausen, Portugieser Jubiläumsuhr "125 Years IWC" Model, Ref. 5441, movement no. 2500431, circa 1993.
Case: Oversized, platinum, circular case with engraved case number to the band, glazed display on back. Signed IWC.
Dial: Silvered matte dial with applied white gold Arabic numerals, white gold feuille hands and subsidiary seconds.
Movement: Cal. 9828 nickel-finished lever movement, 19 jewels, signed IWC, viewable through glazed display back.
Condition: The case is in excellent shape and was never polished, hallmarks are very crisp, original platinum buckle. Dial is spotless. Watch timing is within +/ - 9 sec per day. Fitted with original NOS IWC strap.
More about IWC:
The IWC "Portugieser Jubilee" reference 5441 is a classic amongst collectors. Introduced to the market in 1993 to celebrate IWC’s 125th anniversary, a limited edition production was made to include 1000 pieces in stainless steel, 500 in rose gold and 250 in platinum, like the present example.
At the end of the 1930s, IWC received a request from two Portuguese merchants to create a large wristwatch with the precision of a pocket watch. The first IWC “Portugieser,” the reference 325, was created with pocket watch movements, the calibers 74 and 98 to create a large wristwatch, first sold in 1939.