IWC Portuguese. Roll Call.

Mar 05, 2019,11:07 AM

If you think " IWC ", the Portuguese is certainly one of the most popular name to come to mind. 

I had a few. some have gone  in a " normal " way, one has left my collection in an unwilling way. 

Here they are: 

The first one was the Boris Becker Portuguese Chronograph, issued in a limited edition of 250 pieces in steel: 

Credit picture: Unknown.

I also had this Regulateur for Wempe, in platinum, limited to 25 pieces: Credit picture: Unknown.

Here, side by side with the Platinum 500 pieces: 

Its F.A Jones movement:

Here one I always wanted to have, but never came to find one... Limited to 1000 pieces, in steel. 1993. Credit picture: Christies.

The one which accidentally left my collection: The famous 7 Days, first generation, with its plexy glass:

The Portuguese Seven Days Perpetual Calendar in platinum, issued in 2003 in a limited edition of 250 pieces. Credit picture: Chronotek. I never owned it, but always had a soft spot for it.

And one I loved, but I let it go because my heart was taken by the Jaeger Lecoultre Master Minute Repeater. The Portuguese Minute Repeater, circa 2003 / 2004. 

Let's see those which are in your collection, or those you are dreaming of! 



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+1. [nt]

 By: amanico : March 5th, 2019-23:48

I love the Boris Becker model. The colors are much to my liking.

 By: M4 : March 5th, 2019-11:48
I had the Big Pilot (first rendition), the steel Ingenieur (built like a Panzer tank) and 3536 Aquatimers in titanium and steel. All gone and I don't even have pics saved. I wonder if someday I won't get another IWC. M4

One of my favorites...

 By: logan2z : March 5th, 2019-17:12
Unfortunately never owned it... ...  

Yes, a beauty! [nt]

 By: amanico : March 5th, 2019-23:46

There's something very appealing about the simplicity of the original 7 Days and Repeater dials. Simple, legible, timeless. [nt]

 By: Jay (Eire) : March 5th, 2019-17:43
My two Portuguese, only the Perpetual remains. The Pure Classic I moved on a long time ago. ...  

I really like the 7-day.....

 By: S F : March 7th, 2019-06:45
Good size and heft...that I got the RG after the steel ...  


 By: S F : March 7th, 2019-16:02
Getting in all metals was not the intention. I was quite impressed and happy with the steel. And the white silver dial, RG number markers combo is just a pleasure to look at 😁.

The ref 5441 is gone...................... and is still missed although i had to few `occassions` to wear it.

 By: Ron_W : March 8th, 2019-00:19
But i got to keep this one which is a regular in the rotation , 5001 with the ardoise dial ...  

May I join?? Here are my Portugueses...

 By: Subexplorer : March 8th, 2019-08:59
Lovely, charming and classic watches!! Cheers! Abel PS: both are black dial watches but sunlight and anti reflex glass treatment makes them show blue in photos! ...  

;) [nt]

 By: amanico : March 15th, 2019-17:30