|Brand:||IWC – International Watch Co.|
|Model:||Portuguese Jubilee – Ref 5441-03|
|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||42mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||50mm|
Beautiful IWC Portuguese Jubilee limited edition of 500 in Rose Gold for the 1993 commemoration of the 125th anniversary of the brand. The reference is 5441-03. The watch has a round dial of 42mm with creamy color and rose gold Arabic numerals for each hour. The sub dial for the second comes at 6 o’clock. The hands are in rose gold with “Feuille” style. The dial is simple but beautiful. The watch comes with a crystal sapphire exhibition case back with engraved on the side “156-500”. The watch comes with a mechanical movement with caliber 9828 and 19 jewels. It comes with a glossy brown crocodile strap and a rose gold IWC buckle. The watch comes with the warranty card and an extra strap.
The company was founded in 1841 by Florentine A. Jones in the small town of Rummey in the United States. When he turned 14, Jones moved to Boston to work with watchmakers and then move again in 1868 to Schaffhausen. His goal was to make cheap pocket watches for the US market using the industrial techniques. In 1869, he signed a lease with Johann Heinrich Moser where 2 years later the first pocket watches were produced. 1875 was the year of the first company bankruptcy followed by a second bankruptcy in 1879. Then the company is acquired by the Swiss industrial family Rauschenbach. In 1978, Instek AG bought the company. In 2000, the company is sold again to the Richemont group. Calibers of the brand are mythical as the “Jones”, “Mega” or “Pellaton”. IWC brand is particularly known in the world of aviation with the model “Mark 11”. IWC has also worked with “Porsche Design” and today IWC is particularly famous for this “Portuguese” model.
Mechanical movement with caliber 9828 with 19 jewels, 18,000 A/h and 54 hours of power reserve.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 42mm
Length including lugs: 50mm