5 IWC Very Fine and Rare, Portuguese, Automatic Wristwatch, in Yellow Gold, 7-Day Power Reserve, Silver Dial, Reference 500 101, With Box and Papers

Estimate: €8,000 –⁠ 16,000

Model: Portuguese
Reference: 500101
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 2006
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 51010
Case N°: 3153797
Movement N°: 2961147
Dimensions: 42 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box and Papers

The Portugieser design is simple but surprisingly distinctive. Believed to have been created after the request of a Portuguese dealer in the late 1930s, the model satisfied the demands of the Portuguese market for a man’s watch featuring marine chronometer precision. The lot here offered is a remarkable specimen of 51 011. This example has a nicely preserved 42 mm wide case in yellow Gold with a sapphire case back that shows the magnificent automatic caliber with 168 hours Power Reserve. The Silver-plated dial is definitely charming and bears applied square and Arabic indexes, outer track for minutes, feuille hands, 7 days power reserve counter, Date display at six o’clock and small hacking seconds. The watch is completed by its original leather strap and all the original documentation like its box, warranty and operating instructions.