Sometimes you just need the right watch to unwind
after a hard, busy day.
And if you can also listen to its wonderful sound with your eyes closed, then (my) WIS-happiness is perfect.... 🙏☺️
Thanks for looking and all the best
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I love it, too, Chet.
Mine is the second generation. Easily recognizable by the fact that the small second is at 9:00 (like the first generation). This 2nd generation still has the old, but revised movement 95290. Best Thomas ...
Thank you so much, Kurt!
It has been my abolute grail watch for decades and I also have been hunting it for a long time. Here are some further shots from today. Made especially for you. ☺️ Cheers 🍻 Thomas ...
What a cracker😀 Nice one Thomas, thank you. Kurt. 👍🏻
Thank you, dear Cardio!
I love the fact that the case is made of Platinum which gives it a very nice presence on the wrist. But Platinum is not the best sound transmitter, so a RG or YG or WG case makes more sense for a minute repeater. But for me the feeling of the heavier meta...
It is the whole package
…and how it comes together! I really like the whole ‘cool’ look and the white metals really cohere really well. Here’s my RG first-gen and the sound while relatively softer is quite distinct and well-tuned. ...
A feast for the eyes. This WG has a very warm touch. Like the WG of Patek for example. Is my impression correct, or is that just the photo?
Wow! WOW! WOW!!!
This photo is fantastic. Your first generation in RG looks very romantic. And in addition this wonderful sunlight that is reflected in the sunlight…. All the best Thomas
The soft light of hamburg doing its best work.
Yes, the RG contrasting with the white metal pocket-watch movement and all the sparkles of the jewels and the their polished bevels and grooves is a sight to behold. Well, we don't see the hammers but the consistency of this reference derived from means ...
CEO of IWC and one of the great geniuses in the modern watch industry, wanted to add another dimension to IWC and to show that this brand could be one of the top manufacturers in the world of high-end watches. 1989 Blancpain created the 1735 which was at ...
And in addition this wonderful sunlight (of Hamburg) is reflected in the dial. ☺️
A dream for 20 years that came
through 3 years ago. Sometimes you need patience. And luck! Thank you, Marcus 🙏 P.S.: I just took this photo for you. ...
Thank you, dear Fabrizio!
And it’s always so good to put it on the wrist again. It was my grail watch for two decades. But I couldn’t afford it for a long time. And when I had the funds and found it, I didn’t hesitate to fly to Milano to catch it. It had been a safe queen for at l...
Thank you, dear Yacomino! 🙏
It is really pure and simple. And for sure under the Rado for a minute people interested in watches, but for sure not under the radar regarding its wrist presence. I'm always surprised by that again. Cheers Thomas ...
The Best IWC.
So classy. Glad to see it early in 2023. Happy New Year Thomas. Wear it in good health.
Thomas! I can easily imagine to hear and enjoy the sound of the watch after a hard working day… Yours, Adam
It has style and an
enormous wrist presence. I'm always amazed at how this watch affects me… All the best Thomas ...
My pleasure, Loujo.
The original Portugieser Minute Repeater Ref. IW5240 was introduced in 1995. In 2006 IWC introduced the second generation Ref. IW5242-02 which I proudly own. Mine is made of Platinum which gives a nice substantial feeling but is not the best transmitting ...
If I may add, Thomas...
that in our conversation on this ref., it was discussed that the second generation model that you have is water-resistant, while the first one is not. I gather that this makes this watch more usable on an everyday basis (and the sapphire crystal really he...
Aaaahhhh… Thanks a lot, Cardio!!
I’d didn’t know this fact about the higher WR of the 2nd generation. Very helpful information. Thanks again and have a nice day, Thomas