IWC’s Portuguese Minute Repeater Platinum (IW5242-04 (aka: 5242-04, IW524204)) was originally released in 2006 – 2009. This watch features a hand-wound movement beating at a frequency of 18000 bph ( 3 Hz) to provide a 43-hour power reserve when fully wound.
The platinum case measures 43mm in diameter and roughly 12.3mm thick. The round case is paired with a silver color dial with -shaped hands, and a arabic numerals hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. IWC’s Portugieser model IW5242-04 water resistance is not available. This does not mean this watch is not water resistant. A display caseback is over the back of the watch case.
Lug Width: N/Amm
Case Diameter 43mm
Case Thickness 12mm
Lug Width 60mm
Water Resistance 45 meters
The Portugieser IW5242-04 movement is a powered by caliber 95290 made by IWC. The 54-jewel hand-wound movement is 37.8mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour or 3 Hz. This movement offers a 43-hour power reserve.
Reserve: 43 hours
Frequency: 18000 bph
Time: Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds
How much does the IWC’s Portugieser IW5242-04 cost? This watch was introduced in 2006 and has been in IWC’s collection for around 120,000.00 . This watch is a limited edition with just 100 pieces released. As with most luxury watches, the price of depends on the availability and demand. Current price 90,000.00
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