|Model:||Portuguese 7 days power reserve – Ref 5001|
|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||42.5mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||50mm|
Beautiful IWC Portuguese automatic with 7 days of power reserve with reference 5001. The watch has a blue round dial with two sub dials, 3 o’clock for power reserve and 9 o’clock for seconds. Hours come with steel Arabic numerals and small baton for each minute. At 6 o’clock comes the window for the date and 12 o’clock is engraved IWC Schaffhausen. The hands are in steel with Losange style. It is a “Swiss Model”. The crown has the IWC logo. It is a stainless-steel screwed case with a crystal sapphire exhibition back case with serial number “35199987”. The watch comes with an automatic movement with caliber C51011 with 42 jewels and 7 days of power reserve. The watch comes with an IWC brown alligator strap and double clasp IWC buckle. The watch comes with box and manual of operations.
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.
Automatic movement with caliber C51011 with 42 jewels, 21,600 vibrations per hour and 168 hours of power reserve (7 days).
Diameter excluding winding crown: 42.5mm
Length including lugs: 50mm