Buyer Protection Authenticity Guarantee Why Chrono24? Any questions? Call +1 646-887-3560 or email us Great BritainGreat Britain | GBP
2,641 watches for "

IWC Portuguese

"
Brand
Model
Price
Case diameter
Year
Location
More
Your selection
Clear selection

Your selection
Clear selection

Your selection
Clear selection

Sorry, your search did not match any items
Your selection
Clear selection

Sorry, your search did not match any items
Your selection
Clear selection

Sorry, your search did not match any items
Basic information
Type of watch
Categories
More...
Ref. No.
More...
New/Pre-owned
Gender
Availability
Condition
More...
Scope of delivery
Characteristics & functions
Movement
Case material
More...
Dial
More...
Glass
More...
Functions
More...
Thickness
More...
Bezel material
More...
Dial numerals
Water resistance
More...
Others
More...
Bracelet/strap
Bracelet material
More...
Lug width
More...
Bracelet color
More...
Clasp material
More...
Save this search Cancel

View

Sort by

IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar IW503202(IWC Serviced 2017)
TOP
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar IW503202(IWC Serviced 2017)
£15,995
Free shipping
Seller
ChronoEdge
124
UK
IWC Watch Portuguese Yacht Club IW390213
IWC Watch Portuguese Yacht Club IW390213
£8,950
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
IWC Portugieser Chronograph
IWC Portugieser Chronograph
£4,385
Seller
Guardian Of Time
604
UK
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar Perpetual Double Moonphase...
TOP
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar Perpetual Double Moonphase...
£20,308
Seller
Mall of the Watch
650
MC
IWC Portuguese Chronograph Stainless Steel Men's IW371446 - W4913
IWC Portuguese Chronograph Stainless Steel Men's IW371446 - W4913
£3,995
Seller
Xupes.com
127
UK
IWC Portuguese Chrono - IW371401 - Box & Papers
IWC Portuguese Chrono - IW371401 - Box & Papers
£3,750
Seller
Bloombar Watches
36
UK
IWC Portuguese Chronograph IW371446
IWC Portuguese Chronograph IW371446
£4,381
Seller
Your Luxury Time LTD
202
UK
IWC Portugese Chronograph IW371401
IWC Portugese Chronograph IW371401
£3,995
Free shipping
Seller
fitzroviawatches.co.uk
77
UK
IWC Portuguese
IWC Portuguese
£16,524
Free shipping
Seller
Chronostore
 
US
IWC Portuguese Automatic IW500107(IWC Serviced 2017)
IWC Portuguese Automatic IW500107(IWC Serviced 2017)
£6,495
Free shipping
Seller
ChronoEdge
124
UK
IWC Watch Portuguese Automatic IW500704
IWC Watch Portuguese Automatic IW500704
£7,650
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
IWC Portuguese Annual Calendar
IWC Portuguese Annual Calendar
£12,061
Seller
Guardian Of Time
604
UK
IWC S/S Portuguese Split Second Chrono Rattrapante IW371202
IWC S/S Portuguese Split Second Chrono Rattrapante IW371202
£5,550
Free shipping
Seller
Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
169
UK
IWC Portuguese Chronograph Stainless Steel Men's IW371445 - W4636
IWC Portuguese Chronograph Stainless Steel Men's IW371445 - W4636
£4,295
Seller
Xupes.com
127
UK
IWC Portuguese Chronograph Black Dial
IWC Portuguese Chronograph Black Dial
£3,546
Seller
Watch Center London
671
UK
IWC Portuguese Chronograph IW371482
IWC Portuguese Chronograph IW371482
£9,648
Seller
Your Luxury Time LTD
202
UK
IWC PORTUGIESER portoghese YACHT CLUB CHRONOGRAPH   3152
TOP
IWC PORTUGIESER portoghese YACHT CLUB CHRONOGRAPH 3152
£5,763
Free shipping
Seller
Plus Watch - Luxury Watches
2666
IT
IWC Portuguese Automatic
IWC Portuguese Automatic
£18,831
Seller
Aaron Faber Gallery
 
US
IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Chrono Volvo Limited Edition IW390212
TOP
IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Chrono Volvo Limited Edition IW390212
£7,316
Seller
Filipucci Juweliers
412
NL
IWC Watch Portuguese Chrono IW371401
IWC Watch Portuguese Chrono IW371401
£4,250
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
IWC Portugieser Chronograph
IWC Portugieser Chronograph
£4,385
Seller
Guardian Of Time
604
UK
IWC Portuguese Chronograph Steel Gents IW371446
IWC Portuguese Chronograph Steel Gents IW371446
£3,950
Free shipping
Seller
Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
169
UK
IWC Portuguese 18K Rose Gold Men's IW500113 - W3832
IWC Portuguese 18K Rose Gold Men's IW500113 - W3832
£11,495
Seller
Xupes.com
127
UK
IWC Portuguese FA Jones
IWC Portuguese FA Jones
£5,675
Seller
Watch Center London
671
UK
IWC Portuguese Chronograph IW371447
IWC Portuguese Chronograph IW371447
£4,381
Seller
Your Luxury Time LTD
202
UK
IWC Portuguese Chronograph IW371447 - Unworn
IWC Portuguese Chronograph IW371447 - Unworn
£5,060
Seller
Mark Worthington Jewellers
84
UK
IWC Portuguese Rattrapante Chronograph
IWC Portuguese Rattrapante Chronograph
£4,700
Free shipping
Seller
Elite Chrono Ltd.
257
UK
IWC PORTUGUESE PORTUGIESER 7 DAY IW500109
IWC PORTUGUESE PORTUGIESER 7 DAY IW500109
£5,495
Free shipping
Seller
fitzroviawatches.co.uk
77
UK
IWC Watch Portuguese Automatic IW500114
IWC Watch Portuguese Automatic IW500114
£6,950
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
IWC Portugieser Automatic
IWC Portugieser Automatic
£7,352
Seller
Guardian Of Time
604
UK
IWC 18k R/G Wempe Ltd Ed Portuguese Regulateur IW544303
IWC 18k R/G Wempe Ltd Ed Portuguese Regulateur IW544303
£10,950
Free shipping
Seller
Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
169
UK
IWC Portuguese Stainless Steel Men's IW510203 - W4985
IWC Portuguese Stainless Steel Men's IW510203 - W4985
£6,495
Seller
Xupes.com
127
UK
IWC Portuguese Chronograph Blue Dial (Box&Papers)
IWC Portuguese Chronograph Blue Dial (Box&Papers)
£3,946
Seller
Watch Center London
671
UK
IWC Portuguese Automatic IW500704
IWC Portuguese Automatic IW500704
£7,343
Seller
Your Luxury Time LTD
202
UK
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar
TOP
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar
£22,000
Seller
Private Seller
 
UK
IWC Portuguese Automatic
IWC Portuguese Automatic
£12,751
Seller
Beverly Hills Watch Company
21
US
IWC Portuguese FA Jones IW544203
IWC Portuguese FA Jones IW544203
£5,350
Seller
CHRONO WATCH
63
UK
IWC Watch Portuguese Chrono IW371402
IWC Watch Portuguese Chrono IW371402
£8,500
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
IWC Portuguese Chronograph
IWC Portuguese Chronograph
£4,789
Seller
Guardian Of Time
604
UK
IWC Portuguese Steel IW500107
IWC Portuguese Steel IW500107
£6,250
Free shipping
Seller
Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
169
UK
IWC Portuguese 18K Yellow Gold Men's IW500701 - COM1711
IWC Portuguese 18K Yellow Gold Men's IW500701 - COM1711
£14,295
Seller
Xupes.com
127
UK
IWC Portuguese F.A. Jones
IWC Portuguese F.A. Jones
£5,543
Seller
Watch Center London
671
UK
IWC Portuguese Automatic IW500705
IWC Portuguese Automatic IW500705
£7,343
Seller
Your Luxury Time LTD
202
UK
IWC Portuguese Chronograph
IWC Portuguese Chronograph
£4,919
Seller
BlackTagWatches
65
US
IWC Portuguese Automatic
IWC Portuguese Automatic
£13,500
Seller
Maunder Watch Co
20
UK
IWC PORTUGUESE 44MM MECHANICAL HAND WOUND IW545408
IWC PORTUGUESE 44MM MECHANICAL HAND WOUND IW545408
£4,910
Seller
Time Trade & Trust
 
US
IWC Watch Portuguese Automatic IW500109
IWC Watch Portuguese Automatic IW500109
£6,750
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar
£21,727
Seller
Guardian Of Time
604
UK
IWC 18k Rose Gold F.A. Jones Portuguese Limited Ed B&P IW544201
IWC 18k Rose Gold F.A. Jones Portuguese Limited Ed B&P IW544201
£9,950
Free shipping
Seller
Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
169
UK
IWC Portuguese Chronograph Stainless Steel Men's IW371438 - W4296
IWC Portuguese Chronograph Stainless Steel Men's IW371438 - W4296
£3,595
Seller
Xupes.com
127
UK
IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Ref. IW390210
IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Ref. IW390210
£6,029
Seller
Watch Center London
671
UK
IWC Portuguese Chronograph IW371491
IWC Portuguese Chronograph IW371491
£4,780
Seller
Your Luxury Time LTD
202
UK
IWC Portugueser F.A. Jones
IWC Portugueser F.A. Jones
£6,250
Seller
Ian Blowers Jewellers
29
UK
IWC Portuguese Chronograph
IWC Portuguese Chronograph
£8,020
Seller
Watch Philosophy
26
UK
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar - IW502119
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar - IW502119
£18,000
Seller
H&Y Jewellery
25
UK
IWC Watch Portuguese Yacht Club IW390210
IWC Watch Portuguese Yacht Club IW390210
£6,950
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
IWC Portugieser Chronograph
IWC Portugieser Chronograph
£4,385
Seller
Guardian Of Time
604
UK
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar IW503203
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar IW503203
£15,500
Free shipping
Seller
Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
169
UK
IWC Regulateur 18K White Gold Men's IW544404 - W5128
IWC Regulateur 18K White Gold Men's IW544404 - W5128
£11,995
Seller
Xupes.com
127
UK
IWC Portuguese Chronograph
IWC Portuguese Chronograph
£4,977
Free shipping
Seller
SLS TIME
94
US
  • 30
  • 60
  • 120

IWC Portugieser: Ahead of its Time

The IWC Portugieser is a legend amongst iconic watches. From the start, it was setting standards in many ways. Platinum models with a tourbillon and celestial chart are the highlights of this series.

Highlights

  • Top model: Portugieser Sidérale Scafusia with a constant-force tourbillon and sidereal time
  • Grande Complication with a perpetual calendar, chronograph, and minute repetition
  • Power reserve lasting up to 8 days
  • The sporty Portugieser: Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph with flyback function
  • Split-seconds flyback chronograph available

IWC Portugieser: Styled After Marine Chronometers

The history of the Portugieser reaches back to the first half of the 20th century. Towards the end of the 1930s, two Portuguese businessmen requested that IWC create a wristwatch that ran as precisely as a marine chronometer. Marine chronometers are incredibly precise watches used by sailors to navigate at sea. At the time, such precision was only possible with pocket watch movements. Thus, IWC placed the Savonnette pocket watch caliber 74 in a wristwatch case. Since this movement's crown was on the right side, positioning it wasn't complicated. However, as it was designed as a pocket watch movement, the caliber 74 made the wristwatch unusually large; it had a diameter of 41.5 mm. At the time, small or rectangular watches in Art Deco style were in fashion. Thus, in terms of design, the Portugieser was ahead of its time. The watch also had a technical advantage: Thanks to its larger pocket watch movement, the first Portugieser was much more precise than its smaller contemporaries.
IWC only produced a few hundred of these "pocket watch wristwatches" up until the 1980s. In 1993, the Schaffhausen-based manufacturer reissued the Portugieser. In the following years, it developed into one of the most successful IWC models.

Buying Advice

The Portugieser, like the pilot's watches in the Pilot collection, is an iconic IWC watch. You can purchase a pre-owned Portugieser Chronograph for around 4,000 euros. New chronograph models start around 5,000 euros. If you're willing to spend about 1,000 euros more, you can buy a pre-owned Portugieser Automatic with an in-house caliber. The watch features a small seconds, date display, power reserve indicator, and runs for seven days before needing to be wound again. New, the Automatic costs around 8,000 euros.
One of the most popular IWC watches is the Portugieser Yacht Club. Pre-owned, this chronograph costs around 7,000 euros. New, it costs around 9,000 euros.
One of the most sought-after complications is the annual calendar. Unlike a normal date or day/date display, an annual calendar only has to be corrected once a year on March 1st. A new IWC Portugieser Annual Calendar costs around 15,000 euros. Portugieser models with a perpetual calendar require correction after 577.5 years. After this period of time, the moon phase display will be off by one day as well and also require correction. The mechanical movement takes both months of different lengths and leap years into account. A pre-owned model costs around 18,000 euros, while a new version of this intricate watch costs around 20,000 euros.
Watches with a tourbillon are considered masterpieces of watchmaking. Abraham-Louis Breguet developed the tourbillon towards the end of the 18th century in order to compensate for gravity-related deviations from the correct time. A Portugieser with a tourbillon can be purchased pre-owned and in very good condition starting at 33,000 euros. New, these watches cost about 44,000 euros.
The Grande Complication is the highlight of the Portugieser collection. This complicated, automatic wristwatch is a chronograph and features a perpetual calendar with a moon phase display as well as a minute repeater for hours, quarter hours, and minutes. A pre-owned model costs around 120,000 euros, while new, it costs about 160,000 euros.

IWC Portugieser Chronograph: The Classic Timer

IWC's chronographs are adored by watch fans. The term chronograph literally means "time recorder." A chronograph functions like a stopwatch. Most have a central chronograph seconds hand as well as one or two subdials to keep track of the timed minutes and hours. Additionally, there's a decentralized seconds to keep track of the current seconds.
The subsidiary seconds dial is located at six o'clock. The 30-minute counter is located under 12 o'clock. The central chronograph seconds hand keeps track of the timed seconds. You have the choice between a 40.9-mm stainless steel or 18-karat red gold case. If you prefer your chronograph a bit larger, then the 42-mm Portugieser Chronograph Classic is a good option. The smaller chronograph is available with a dial in black, silver, or slate. Arabic numerals are used as hour markers, while dots represent minutes. For use when timing seconds and parts of seconds, IWC included small stick indices on the edge of the dial. Arabic numerals are included at five-second intervals, making it easier to read timed seconds. This precision scale makes it possible to time 1/4th of a second.
The caliber 79350 powers the chronograph. It's based on the ETA Valjoux 7750 movement, one of the most successful automatic chronograph calibers of all time. The movement has a 44-hour power reserve. Since it also features a stop-seconds mechanism, you can set your Portugieser Chronograph to the exact correct second. The automatic winding ensures that the movement is always wound, as it winds automatically with the motion of the wearer's arm. The balance frequency is 28,800 alternations per hour (A/h).

Features

  • Classic chronograph wristwatch
  • Stainless steel or 18-karat red gold cases
  • Can time up to 30 minutes

IWC's Masterpiece: The Portugieser Sidérale Scafusia

The Portugieser Sidérale Scafusia is the most complicated watch IWC has ever produced. They spent 10 years developing it. Highlights of this watch include its so-called constant-force tourbillon, a 96-hour power reserve, and a sidereal time display. Sidereal time differs from traditional solar time by approximately four minutes each day. Sidereal time is required in certain circumstances, such as in order to find the same star each night in the same position. Sidereal time is primarily used as a timescale by astronomers. This is based on the visible movement of the stars caused by the Earth's own rotation. One sidereal day is equal to the time that it takes the Earth to complete a full rotation on its axis.
The Portugieser Sidérale Scafusia displays sidereal time on a subdial at 12 o'clock. The central hour and minute hands as well as the decentralized seconds hand display the solar time. The small seconds hand is attached to the tourbillon cage. Since the tourbillon makes one full rotation every minute, the seconds hand also makes one rotation in a minute. The power reserve indicator, which displays when you need to wind the manual caliber 94900, is located between four and five.

The Constant-Force Tourbillon

The constant-force tourbillon in the Portugieser Sidérale Scafusia is unique. IWC successfully managed to create a mechanism to stabilize the balance amplitude, keeping it constant. In mechanical movements, the power transferred from the mainspring to the escapement typically varies. When fully wound, the tension is high. However, with time, the tension lessens and the amplitude declines. This loss of amplitude leads to deviations from the correct time.
The constant-force tourbillon keeps the balance wheel's degree of rotation constant, which helps the watch run precisely. Two parallel, linked barrels deliver 48 hours of constant force. Afterward, the watch runs for another 48 hours without the constant-force mechanism. You can recognize when the mechanism isn't running when the seconds hand runs more smoothly and the power reserve indicator displays that 48 hours or less are remaining. After the first 48 hours pass, the seconds hand runs at a balance frequency of 18,000 A/h, making five small jumps per second. In the first 48 hours with the constant-force mechanism running, the hand makes one movement per second like a quartz watch. IWC also uses the constant-force tourbillon in their sport watch Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon.

A Celestial Chart on Your Wrist

A celestial chart is located on the back of the Portugieser Sidérale Scafusia. The chart displays the starlit sky over a specific location. There are between 500 and 1,000 visible stars on the chart. Marked constellations allow for easier orientation. Thanks to a polarization filter, the chart is blue during the day and gray at night. Two 24-hour rings on the back display the time: The outer ring indicates the mean solar time and the inner ring, sidereal time. Furthermore, the watch displays sunrise and sunset in addition to a perpetual calendar which counts days numerically. Thus, day 1 is January 1st, day 31 is January 31st, and December 31st is day 365. During a leap year, December 31st would be day 366. This counting system is common amongst astronomers. The abbreviation LY stands for leap year; a small window indicates whether or not it's a leap year. In order to calculate the current date, you have to add the middle number in the large window to the smaller number on the right.
The 46-mm case of the Portugieser Sidérale Scafusia is made of either platinum or 18-karat white or red gold. Due to its larger size, it's well suited for larger wrists. It is also rather thick at 17.5 mm. This makes sense, however, as its 520 individual movement pieces require space. With a platinum case, the watch weighs 280 g. The strap is made of alligator leather from the Italian luxury manufacturer Santoni.

You might also be interested in: